We appreciate that the Research Animal Training website is currently focused on UK legislation while given mention of regulations when working in the EU.
Although it is good to give access to all the material on the site to all registered users, this can create some concerns for course organisers outside of the UK. If you are sending your course participants to the site to look at specific modules, it may be confusing if the text mentions UK or EU specific information, particularly concerning legislation.
Our roadmap includes structuring the site so that it can “hide” some of the very specific information (eg the UK law) unless a participant from outside the UK really wanted to access the information. Several of the current modules and supporting notes also use UK or European terminology such as “Named Veterinary Surgeon” and “Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body”. We will edit the content so that it uses more generic terminology, especially for those of you accessing the site from outside Europe. This edited content would be presented to users from outside Europe, the current versions would be presented to Europeans. I should add that we would also aim to produce “non-UK” versions for our European colleagues.
We can’t promise to make these changes immediately, as we have some very tight deadlines with our current module development program, but we already have the required changes to the web interface in place, and hope to start adjusting content over the next few months.