OLAW Webinar: Superstar Rats Teach Empathy to Researchers
March 21, 2019 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET
In this webinar, Dr. Cathy Schuppli from the University of British Columbia will talk about a novel approach for promoting compassion among animal researchers. After showcasing her superstar rats that were trained to participate in complex tasks, researchers were amazed by the rats' intelligence, personalities, and relationship with their handlers. All believed that this experience fostered empathetic views and provided ways of reducing stress in rats.
About OLAW Webinars
The OLAW Online Seminars program is a free webinar series to help IACUCs and IOs explore their responsibilities in the oversight of PHS-funded research that involves the use of live vertebrate animals.
How to Enroll
A one-time enrollment is required to participate in the program. Enrollees receive registration information prior to each event. Find out how to enroll at https://olaw.nih.gov/education/online-seminars.htm.
For recordings of past webinars, visit the Webinars and Podcasts webpage.