1-    Who is behind CIRS-LAS?

Currently, institutes of university clinics as well as other public and private institutions in the fields of animal laboratory science and veterinary medicine are involved in this project.

2-    What is the aim of CIRS-LAS?

CIRS-LAS is an instrument for the reduction of the number of test animals and the refinement of experimental studies and treatment safety – it therefore represents an important factor in the continuing work towards the successful establishment of the 3R principles.

3-    Who can report an incident?

Everyone has the possibility to write incident reports, even non-registered users.

The reporting person (physician, scientist, nurse, technical or otherwise involved personnel) fills out an online form anonymously, describing the incident and is already able to suggest possible solutions to prevent a recurrence of the critical incident.

4-    How can I report an incident?

You can report an incident by clicking ‘Report incident’ in the menu.
After filling the applicable information in the form, enter the capture and click on ‘Submit’.

a-    If a mandatory information is missing, the message “Validation errors occurred. Please confirm the fields and submit it again“ will appeared.
“Please fill in the required field” will appear next to the missing information. After adding the missing information you have to type in the capture again.

b-    “Your message was sent successfully. Thanks.“ appeared when your report is sent.

5-    What happens after I have reported an incident?

The report is sent anonymously to our team. All incident reports will be reviewed on the basis of their neutrality before publication in the member area.

The incidents are made available to other users to give them a chance to learn from these critical incidents and to add their own input and ideas. Furthermore, the incidents will be evaluated by experts of the CIRS-LAS (for example veterinary specialists, educational mentors), who will suggest possible solutions for the case as well.
The network is going to regularly present and assess the reported incidents at national and international symposia, which will allow the issues to be discussed by a diverse group of scientific peers.

6-    Who can read and comment the incident?

While everyone is able to report incidents, only registered users are able to read and comment on other incident reports.

7-    How do I become a CIRS-LAS user?

To become an user you can:
a-    Either click on “Register” in the “Login status” area.
b-    or click on “Login” in the main menu.
You will then be asked whether you are a “New user?”. Click this button to register.

Both possibilities will bring you on the “New user registration” page, where you will have to enter your data before clicking on the “Register” button.

After filling in your data and clicking on “Register”, your request will be forwarded to our team.