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MSMR presents professional development workshops for the research community on such topics as:

  • IACUC rights, roles and responsibilities
  • Bereavement and sensitivity for laboratory animal professionals
  • Crisis planning and communications
  • Personal and institutional security
  • On-line training for IACUC community members
  • Harmonization of IACUCs, IRBs and IBCs

We also offer in-house training to our member organizations in public outreach, communication, team-building, employee awareness and other topics. MSMR workshops are a combination of expert lecture and symposium and hands-on case-method and role-play learning. Leading experts in the field from government agencies, accrediting organizations, private firms and member companies lead our workshops.

Employees of MSMR member organizations receive discounted or free tuition at our workshops. For many of our workshops and conferences, members of States United for Biomedical Research (SUBR) also receive tuition discounts.

Want to be recognized as a future Workshop sponsor? Write to Alan Dittrich.



On-Line Training for IACUC Community Members ... and others

Introduction to Animal Care and Use Committees. This 6-week course covers all the basics for a new community member. It is also good adjunct training for new IACUC adminstrators or members who have not yet had the chance to take IACUC 101 or a similar course.

How does our on-line training program work?

The program consists of six lessons, one each week for six weeks. You can complete the lesson and its associated exercise at any time during the week. The instructor will have on-line office hours/chat sessions once each week: you'll receive the schedule upon registration. Successful completion of each weekly module is required before you can progress to the next module. When you successfully finish all six lessons, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

The next iteration of the course begins on September 19, 2014..


Your 2014-2015 MSMR Workshop and Event Planning Guide

MSMR's professional development workshops offer participant tools to do their jobs better. Check here for greater detail about each program two months before the scheduled date.


Topic Location

Big Data and the IRB. Produced by Quorum Review IRB and co-sponsored in Cambridge by MSMR and the Boston University School of Medicine. More information here. Agenda is here.

Registration is here,

Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts Biomedical Research Day - honoring the men and women who dedicate their lives and careers to biomedical research Boston, MA
Research Animal Law - part of the year-long SUBR series. Details to follow. Boston, MA
3/4/2015 - 3/6/2015
3 I's Conference (IACUCs, IBCs and IRBs) Raleigh, NC
7th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium Newton, MA
3 R's Sharing Conference Newton, MA
MSMR Annual Meeting of Members Boston, MA
IACUCs and IBCs - Frameworks for Compliance Member host sites
Special On-line Training for IACUC Members Next session 9/19/14
Other programs coming: including a new webinar for principal investigators  




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