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NC3Rs: National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research

Virtual demonstration of the Experimental Design Assistant


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A diagram showing how the EDA can be used to represent a two group comparison experiment. The EDA works by dragging and dropping 'nodes' which appear as coloured shapes. These are then connected with arrows or ‘links’ showing how different parts of an experiment relate to each other. The EDA then uses computer-based logical reasoning to provide feedback on the experimental design.

Dr Esther Pearl of the NC3Rs will give a live demonstration of the Experimental Design Assistant (EDA), online software to help researchers design robust in vivo experiments that are more likely to give reproducible results. The demonstration will be relevant to anyone involved in planning and designing experiments or teaching experimental design.  

During the demonstration you will learn: 

  • How to create an EDA diagram. 
  • How to get feedback on experimental designs. 
  • How to generate a randomisation sequence. 
  • How to create a report summarising the experimental design. 
  • How to access the built-in help. 

To enable a more interactive question and answer session at the end, the demonstration will be held as a Zoom meeting, rather than a webinar, and attendee numbers will be limited to 30 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register now via Zoom

If you are unable to attend this demonstration, other dates and times are available.

Further resources

For further information on good experimental design visit the Experimental Design pages of the EDA website, or watch the recording of our webinar on Best Practice in Experimental Design

You can learn about the importance of reporting experiments thoroughly by visiting the ARRIVE guidelines website, or watching the recording of our webinar on the ARRIVE guidelines 2.0.