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Education, Training, Webinars

Last updated: September 5, 2016

Classes, workshops, and online tutorials addressing science and policy issues relevant to in vitro and in silico toxicology. Training or courses scheduled on a specific date might be listed in the Meetings & Events section. Also, see the Webinars & Videos section at the bottom of this page.

BB3R, Berlin-Brandenburg Graduate Program: 3Rs graduate school with focus on advanced alternative methods to animal experiments established in 2014 as joint venture of the Free University Berlin and other German universities

The Biology Project (University of Arizona): tutorials on cell biology, chemicals & human health, developmental biology, and more

BioXpertz: online, fee-based BioCourses to promote life sciences professional development in biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical education

CAAT Academy: hands-on training in human-relevant alternative methods and technologies for toxicologists. CAAT Academy is co-sponsored by Johns Hopkins University Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) and CAAT-Europe (University of Konstanz).

CAAT Scholars Program (Baltimore, Maryland, US): post-doctoral program in Translational Toxicology Research and Training

CIRM Stem Cell Education Portal

Complexity Explorer: web-based repository of educational materials related to complex systems science; hosts Santa Fe Institute’s online courses and other resources; will also host a “Virtual Laboratory” of open-source simulation programs; all free and open content

diXa Training Courses and Online Tutorials: diXa is a FP7 project for development of a sustainable toxicogenomics resource

Dolan DNA Learning Center (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory)

ECACC Cell Culture Training Courses

Epigenetics Learning Center: University of Utah

edX: free, online courses from member universities

European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO): courses and workshops

FRAME Training Schools in Experimental Design

Genetic Science Learning Center: self training modules such as virtual labs for DNA microarray & DNA extraction; inside a cell; build a DNA molecule; and more

IIVS, Practical Methods in In Vitro Toxicology Workshops (Gaithersburg, Maryland, US): hands on training offered about once a year

Innovative Testing Research Group (Utrecht, The Netherlands): various courses and training, including in vitro techniques

Inside the Cell: online book by National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH

International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR): stem cell courses and workshops

Invitrotrain Project (Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany): training courses cover the use of validated methods in the area of acute skin and eye toxicity, absorption models, reproductive toxicity, and ecotoxicology of chemicals

J. Craig Venter Institute Training Courses (Rockville, Maryland, US): professional development courses, mobile science training lab, and internship program

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Open Courseware: Biostatistics, Enhancing Humane Science – Improving Animal Research, Environmental Health, Public Health Toxicology

Lundbeck Institute Brain Atlas

MATLab Courseware

MIT OpenCourseWare: content from ~2000 MIT courses

Molecular Immunology: tutorial for human immunogenetics and immunobiology

Nature Milestones: “Milestones” on topics such as cell division, cutaneous biology, development, and DNA technologies highlight key discoveries that have shaped different scientific fields

Nature Spotlight on Stem Cells

NIEHS Environmental Health Science Education: access to reliable tools, resources, and classroom materials

NIH FAES Training Courses (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, US): series of post-graduate level “hands on” biotechnology training courses

NIH National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI): variety of educational resources including online tutorials

NLM Toxicology Tutorials: Basic Principles, Toxicokinetics, and Cellular Toxicology

OpenHelix, LLC: online training for various web-based bioinformatics and genomics resources

OpenLearn: free learning from The Open University

PromoCell Academy (Germany): practical training courses on cell culture and molecular biology methods

Risk Assessment Information System (RAIS) Tutorial: tutorials on conducting a risk assessment; supported by US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Operations Office

Scitable Nature Education Topics: including The ‘Omics Age; Genomics; Gene Expression and Regulation

Simcyp: training on Simcyp Simulator for modeling PDPK in virtual populations for drug development

Society of Toxicology (SOT): continuing education online courses, meeting presentations, webinars, and educator resources

softCELL e-learning: cell and molecular biology e-courses from the British Society for Cell Biology

StatTrek: free online statistics tutorials

Stemgent Stem Cell Training Courses

Tataa Biocenter courses: training courses in PCR, qPCR, and biostatistics

Toxicology Education Foundation (Annapolis, Maryland, US): Is it safe? Evaluating Chemical Risks video, and links to other toxicology education resources

University of Heidelberg Systems Biology PhD Program (Heidelberg, Germany)

University of Milan (Milan, Italy): veterinary school course “Alternative Methods to Experimental Animal Use in Toxicology” developed and taught by Dr. Francesca Caloni

US Cochrane Center: free online classes (Understanding Evidence-based Healthcare: A Foundation for Action and FDA regulatory process module), workshops, and training on systematic review and evidence-based medicine

Utrecht University Institute for Risk Assessment Science (Utrecht, The Netherlands): undergraduate through post-graduate education and research in environmental, food, and workplace human health exposure risks; Utrecht Summer School in Toxicology and Environmental Health

XCellR8 (Manchester, UK): training on replacing animal testing

Webinars & Videos:

3D Biomatrix 3D Cell Culture Webinar Series

Agilent Technologies Emerging Omics eSeminar Series

American Chemical Society (ACS)

American College of Toxicology

American Society of Cellular and Computational Toxicology: must be a member to access webinars

American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)

Bioanalysis Zone Educational Webinars

Biovia (previously Accelrys)

Chemical Watch

Chemistry World webinars

Corning Scientific Seminar Series

EMD Millipore

Effectopedia webinar on YouTube (Effectopedia is an open-source knowledge aggregation and collaboration tool to support the development of adverse outcome pathways (AOPs))

EPA Computational Toxicology Communities of Practice: webinars posted after each monthly meeting

EPA/NIEHS Children’s Centers webinar series

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Understanding Science: video clips


Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News (GEN)


iCell® Institute

InSphero: various webinars on the use of 3D cell culture microtissues to advance preclinical drug safety and efficacy testing

Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS)


NIH VideoCast: Reproducibility of Data Collection and Analysis Modern Technologies in Cell Biology

NIEHS Scientific Seminars

New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research 3Rs Webinar archive

PETA International Science Consortium, Ltd.: series on alternative methods and testing strategies to meet REACH requirements




Science/AAAS technology webinars

Seahorse Bioscience On-Demand Webinars

Simulations Plus, Inc.: training on the use of ADMET and PBPK modeling and simulation software

Society of Toxicology webinars