The European Primate Network EUPRIM-Net has been funded twice by the European Commission from 2006-2015. Since July 2015 it exists without funding. Nevertheless, the network's aims remain to advance knowledge and competence in biological and biomedical research, animal keeping and breeding. The project objectives focus on animal welfare, the constant development of best practice in keeping, procedures and methods as well as training for those working with non-human primates.
The Objectives of the EUPRIM-Net Education Programme
The rational and ethical use of primates in basic and applied biological and biomedical research is dependent on the appropriate education and training of scientists and technical staff. Novice staff has to be trained on topics and issues which are specific to the work with laboratory primates, such as handling procedures, laboratory primate welfare or ethical perspectives. Long-term members of the staff on the other hand need opportunities for continued professional development and education in order to stay in touch with latest developments and advances in the area of laboratory primates.
The EUPRIM-Net Education Programme aims to cover both: