PREP Course #29: Introduction to Experimental Design for Animal Research

  • NIH initiative to promote transparency and reproducibility in pre-clinical research
  • Single factor with 2 levels
    • no blocking factor
    • blocking factor


At the end of this course, the student is expected to:

  • Discuss the implication of experimental design and translation of data from pre-clinical research to clinical trials.
  • Explain statistical concepts of experimental design for animal research.
  • Analyze how experimental design replicates and group size affect the data and the conclusion.
  • Explain how proper experimental design can reduce or eliminate confounding.
  • Explain how proper experimental design can promote efficient use of resources to attain maximum information, precision, and accuracy.
  • Describe how experimental design and methods of analysis are interrelated.
  • List the variety of experimental designs available.


Martin L Lesser, PhD

The Public Research Education Program (PREP) is a series of courses developed by various research support offices in conjunction with other health system offices. The courses offer CME credits and are designed to increase quality of research throughout the health system and streamline the process of conducting research.

PREP courses also aim to enhance and expand investigator capacity to conduct research. PREP courses are free and open to all Northwell Health employees, students, and volunteers. In addition, interested research collaborators and community partners are welcome to attend.

Light refreshments will be served at the courses held at the Goldman B Conference Room.

Don’t forget to check out select videos of PREP courses online.

For additional information, please visit:
Martin L Lesser, PhD
350 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030