Stakeholders of ETPLAS are derived from authorities of Member States, Accrediting Bodies and Course Providers, those undertaking or contemplating training in laboratory animal science and representatives of laboratory animal science (LAS) associations. In consequence, anybody providing education and training in LAS, representing a body accrediting or approving education and training courses in LAS, being representative of a National Competent Authority or a National Contact Point within a Member State, or an expert designated by the National Competent Authority/ NCP, or an organization with an interest in LAS or training can be part of ETPLAS. These persons will constitute the ETPLAS Contact Group.
Details of the persons who wish to be registered as Contacts will be entered into a Register of Contacts which will be maintained by the Secretary. Any details provided to ETPLAS for the Register of Contacts (which will be maintained separately from any course information supplied for the purpose of publication under Courses and Programmes) will be held in confidence and will not be shared with any third party.
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The Reference Group is a sub-group of Contacts that have expressed an interest in becoming more involved in the activities of ETPLAS but would not have time to be members of the Steering Committee. The function of this Reference Group is to provide additional review, comment and feedback for any documents prepared by the ETPLAS Steering Committee. Ideally, Reference Group members will be able to widen the geographical area that is represented by members of the Steering Committee. The contribution of the Reference Group will be acknowledged on the ETPLAS website.
It is expected that members of the Reference Group will be active. All communications and documents received should be acknowledged even if the member has no comments to be made. No reply to the Secretary after receiving 3 requests for feedback will mean removal of membership from the Reference Group.
Any ETPLAS Contact who feels they would like to contribute to ETPLAS can ask for consideration to become a Reference Group member. Please state your interest to the Secretary via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. A positive response from ETPLAS is likely unless there are several interested contacts from the same country with similar affiliation. It is important that the Reference Group has a balance of both demographic and experienced stakeholders. It is likely that the number of members of the Reference Group will exceed the number of Steering Committee members.
Communication with ETPLAS
Numbers refer to data base entries
A number of contacts have been recorded in the data base as having multiple roles
ETPLAS has registered contacts from all EU member states which undertake animal research plus Norway and Switzerland.
The Reference Group includes representatives from Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland
Information correct in October 2016.
If, as a registered ETPLAS contact or an ETPLAS Reference Group member, you would like to acknowledge your involvement with ETPLAS (e.g. in course materials etc.) you are permitted to use one of the following statements as appropriate.
The statement should be reproduced, exactly as written below, without any changes other than the addition of your details or the details of your course/institution.
STATEMENT FOR CONTACTS
[...Your own/your course/your institution’s details as appropriate...] is registered as a contact for the Education and Training Platform for Laboratory Animal Science (ETPLAS). ETPLAS has been established to serve as a central point for information on education and training in laboratory animal science and relies on its contacts and stakeholders for information sharing. ETPLAS contacts include course providers, representatives of approval/ accrediting bodies and Member State authorities.
STATEMENT FOR REFERENCE GROUP MEMBERS
[...Your own/your course/your institution’s details as appropriate...] is registered as a member of the Reference Group for the Education and Training Platform for Laboratory Animal Science (ETPLAS). ETPLAS has been established to serve as a central point for information on education and training in laboratory animal science and relies on its contacts and stakeholders for information sharing. The ETPLAS Reference Group includes representation from course providers, approval/accrediting bodies and Member State authorities.