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About

In the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, the HERMES project addresses the challenges raised by the Directive 2010/63/EU of 22 September 2010 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, which establishes that “Member States should ensure through authorisation or by other means that staff are adequately educated, trained and competent”…

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The Project

In line with Article 23 of the Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes, HERMES main priority concerns the transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications in the European labour market of all professionals involved in the use and care of animals for scientific purposes…

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Intellectual Outputs

The HERMES project is the first tentative cooperation at the EU level among the stakeholders involved in the education and training system on Laboratory Animal Science, with the aim of developing and testing methodologies and tools aiming at the harmonisation and mutual recognition of E&T programmes in Member States…

IO1 – LAS E&T Quality Standard

IO2 – LAS E&T Assessment manual

IO3 – Self assessment tool for LAS E&T providers

IO4 – Common eLearning module on recognition of pain, suffering and distress in animals used for scientific purposes

IO5 – Digital certificate generator

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Project Results

The overall result of the HERMES project is the production of a validated quality standard certification scheme for LAS E&T, able to allow the EU member States to acknowledge those professionals that fit the educational requirements of the European Directive 2010/63/EU…

Work Phases

Expected Results