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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.

Registration for the session that begins on July 10, 2015


Your 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.







Research Animal Law - part of the year-long SUBR series. Free to MSMR members. Kindly hosted by Burns & Levinson LLP. This program is now complete and was a notable success.


Boston, MA

3/4 - 3/6/15


3 I's Conference (IACUCs, IBCs and IRBs). In collaboration with North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR). This conference is now complete and was a notable success.


Day 1 Agenda: click here

Day 2 Agenda: click here


Raleigh, NC



7th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium. Free to MSMR members. This program is now complete and was a notable success.


Newton, MA



3Rs Sharing Conference. In collaboration with New Jersey Assocation for Biomedical Research (NJABR) and  IQ 3Rs LG. This program is now complete and was a notable success.


Newton, MA



MSMR Annual Meeting of Members. Free to MSMR members.


Boston, MA

10/5 - 10/6/15


IAA Best Practices Meeting – Produced by IAA and hosted in Boston by MSMR and Tufts University. Hosted by The Broad Institute.


Camrbridge, MA



IACUCs and IBCs - Frameworks for Compliance. Free to invited MSMR members.


Members host

1/9/15; 4/10/15; 7/10/15; 9/4/15


Special 6-Week On-line Training: Introduction to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees. Offered 4 times per year. See the starting dates to the leftRegister for the April 10 session.





Other programs coming: including a new webinar for principal investigators.







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