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Critical appraisal is an essential part of the scientific process to assess the validity of scientific findings. But what does critical appraisal mean in the context of our research, and how to actually perform a critical appraisal?

This interactive practical workshop will explore study quality and risks of bias, internal and external validity, in scientific publications of animal experiments. Participants will gain hands-on experience critically appraising published animal experiments.


Open to all researchers and students involved in conducting animal experiments in biomedicine.


Session 1: 

  • What is critical appraisal, what are risks of bias, and why should we care?
  • Methods for combating bias
  • Tools to critically appraise animal studies and how to use them: Think-Pair-Share activity

Session 2:

  • Journal Club: Critical appraisal of a primary study in your field of research and present it to your small group.


Date: New dates will be published as soon as they are fixed.

Time: 14:00 – 16:00 CET

Venue: online via Microsoft TEAMS

Registration: Registration is closed.

Waiting list: Please register for our waiting list here.