Supporting and training the users of CELPHEDIA is an essential objective among the missions of the Infrastructure CELPHEDIA. The centers offer a comprehensive range of training courses and workshops of interest to their users. The trainings are built on the expertise of the centers and contribute also to answer the core teams' needs.  The goal is to train and support the users for an efficient use of animal model organisms with respect to the Ethics and animal welfare.

Since 2015, new trainings such as a regulatory CNRS training session in ENGLISH for staff developing experimental procedures and projects on "rodents", regulatory and compulsory CNRS training sessions in French for staff developing experimental procedures on either non-human primates, or aquatic vertebrates, as well as an INSERM training session on multiparametric flow cytometry, have been implemented to meet the needs of the scientific community.

Most regulatory trainings listed below are organized, either by the CNRS or within the framework of "CNRS Formation Entreprises". Whether CNRS trainings are limited to CNRS employees or non-CNRS employees working in a CNRS unit, "CNRS Formation Entreprises" is open to all trainees.

The network centers propose trainings (details in the "trainings" page of every center) in the following fields:

Regulatory trainings

  • regulatory trainings to use "rodents" for experimental purposes, for staff developing experimental procedures (formerly Level I) or applying experimental procedures (formerly Level II). These trainings are conducted in accordance with the new European Directive 2010/63.
    ◊ organizing centers and institutes: CE2F-PRIM for the CNRS and INSERM training sessions held in Marseille and in the Paris area, PBES (Plateau de Biologie Expérimentale de la Souris) in Lyon, the veterinarian college of Toulouse (ENVT), the University of Strasbourg.
    ◊ most centers partner of CELPHEDIA contribute to the training courses

    21 training sessions of all levels, within the framework CNRS or INSERM, are organized by the CE2F-PRIM center, both in Marseille and in the Paris region all over 2016 (details on CE2F-PRIM "trainings" page)
    ▪ "Developing experimental procedures" level in Marseille in 2016: February 1-4, February 29 to March 8, April 18-26, June 20-28, July 4-12 (ENGLISH), September 5-13, November 14-22.
    ▪ "Developing experimental procedures" level around Paris in 2016: January 18-26, March 14-22, May 23-31, September 19-27, November 21-29.
    ▪ "Applying experimental procedures" level in Marseille in 2016: February 15-19, May 9-13, September 19-23, December 5-9.
    ▪ "Applying experimental procedures" level around Paris in 2016: March 7-11, April 4-8, June 6-10, October 3-7, November 14-18.
    but also training sessions for "Developing experimental procedures" level from June 20 to July 1st in Lyon, September 12-23 at ENVT college in Toulouse; for "Applying experimental procedures" level September 12-16 at ENVT college in Toulouse, September 19-21 + October 10-12 in Strasbourg.
  • regulatory trainings for staff developing experimental procedures on "aquatic vertebrates".
    ◊ organizing centers: CE2F-PRIM for the CNRS, ONIRIS veterinary college in Nantes
    ◊ contributing centers: TEFOR-AMAGEN, CRB Xénopes
    CNRS training sessions in 2016: January 18-26 and October 3-11 in Marseille
    ONIRIS training session in 2016: June 16-24 in Nantes
  • regulatory trainings in surgery, for staff applying experimental procedures requiring surgery on animals, in accordance with the transposition of the new European Directive 2010/63.
    ◊ organizing center: CE2F-PRIM
    ◊ contributing center: PHENOMIN-CIPHE
    ▪ Trainings in 2016: "CNRS Formation Entreprises" February 1-4 in Marseille, CNRS training sessions: February 8-11, March 29 - April 1st, April 4-7, December 12-15 in Marseille; INSERM training sessions: May 23-27, November 7-10 in Marseille.

Non regulatory trainings specific to a model organism

  • non-human primates
    ◊ general primatology: SdP (customized training), SILABE (customized training)
    behaviour, primates environment in 2016: SILABE (April 25-27 in Strasbourg), SdP (March 7-11 and March 14-18 in Paris), SdP (support to students and zootechnicians, Rousset-s-Arc), SILABE (support to students and zootechnicians, Strasbourg)
    ◊ animal welfare and ethology: SdP (customized training, Rousset-s-Arc)
    pain management in 2016: SILABE (June 13-15 in Strasbourg)
    neurosciences in 2016: CE2F-PRIM (no specified date, Marseille)
    ◊ the marmoset: SILABE (customized training, Strasbourg)
  • mouse

handling of embryos, transgenesis and cryopreservation in mouse model: Anexplo (customized 3-day sessions in Toulouse)
◊ technical trainings specific to the mouse model: genetic engineering, model analysis, phenotyping, embryology (see the "technical trainings" paragraph)

Trainings in zootechnics, on ethical and regulatory issues

  • zootechnics
    diseases of laboratory animals: training co-organised by Chronobiotron and SILABE (from March 30th to April 1st, 2015 in Strasbourg)
    fertility and behaviour of laboratory animals: ENVT-Anexplo (from 26 to 30 January 2015 in Toulouse)
    ◊ cryopreservation: AniRA (customized training, Lyon), Anexplo (customized training, Toulouse)
    ◊ handling of animals: CE2F-PRIM & SdP (continuing education modules, Marseille), Chronobiotron (technical training sessions, Strasbourg), Anexplo (customized sessions, Toulouse), TAAM (contributes to several trainings for veterinary students and zootechnicians)
    ◊ animal care, health monitoring : Chronobiotron (Strasbourg), TAAM (contributes to several trainings for veterinary students and zootechnicians)

Technical trainings

  • genetic engineering
    revolutionary CRISPR/ Cas9 technology, with a critical assessment (from 6 to 8 April 2016 in Bordeaux), a general practical session (May-June 2016 in Paris), a specific model session (May-June 2016 in Gif-s-Yvette (zebrafish) ou Nantes (rat) or Toulouse (mouse))
    in vivo CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing in 2016: PHENOMIN-ICS (November 9-10 in Illkirch-Strasbourg)
    ◊ transgenesis in rat model: TRIP (customized training, Nantes)
    transgenesis in zebrafish and medaka models: TEFOR-AMAGEN (from 5 to 8 April 2016 & from 15 to 18 November 2016 in Gif-s-Yvette)
    ◊ genetic analysis: AniRA (11 February, 3 March, 2016 in Lyon)
    ◊ transgenesis: Anexplo (customized training, Toulouse); Fly Facility (student education, Clermont-Ferrand)
  • imaging
    small animal imaging in 2016: PHENOMIN-TAAM (November 14-18 with practical work and November 14-17 without, both in Orleans)
    ◊ ultrasound scan: thoracic and abdominal ultrasound on human phantom and on non-human primate: SdP (no specified date in 2016, Rousset-s-Arc)

Trainings in quality process