Experimental Design Assistant

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name Experimental Design Assistant
Abbreviated name EDA
Owner/Developer National Center for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research
Abbreviated owner NC3Rs
Country United Kingdom
Languages English
URL http://eda.nc3rs.org.uk
Contact eda.nc3rs.org.uk/contact
Contact email eda@nc3rs.org.uk
Description 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.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Information System
Sub categories Online tool / Search engine, Specialized website
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, Audio / Video
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Researchers
Users access Open access, User registration
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Refinement
Purpose Education and training, Documentation and information
Technology/Tools Animal testing (in vivo)