||The Experimental Design Assistant (EDA) is a web application which helps researchers improve the design of animal experiments. Carefully designed experiments yield robust and reproducible data using the minimum number of animals consistent with the scientific objectives. Through a graphical interface, the EDA allows experiments to be designed online, as a diagram, using a practical, intuitive and flexible tool supported by web-based resources.
The resource is aimed at scientists who use animals in their research. Benefits include advice and feedback on the experimental plans, along with a range of functionalities providing support with the randomisation and blinding of the experiment, as well as sample size calculation. It equips researchers with practical information and knowledge, allowing them to determine the most efficient design for their experiment and understand the implications of choosing a particular design.