LifeSciTRC

The Society is a Partner of the Life Science Teaching Resource Community (LifeSciTRC), which provides a forum for physiology teachers (at all levels) to share resources and ideas with each other.

What is the LifeSciTRC?

The LifeSciTRC is a digital repository, managed by the American Physiological Society (APS), containing over 7,000 peer-reviewed life science education materials. It also offers users the opportunity to engage with other teaching professionals via blogs and discussion forums. The Physiological Society has set up a portal on the site for physiology teachers to access and submit resources that are reviewed by Members of The Society.

7,000+ free resources

From animations on mitosis to cardiovascular undergraduate practicals; and from career case studies to games on blood types, there is a huge range of resources to choose from, which have been contributed by ten bioscience organisations over the years. Most of the resources are free, accessible to all, and under a Creative Commons Licence.

To find resources approved by Physiological Society Members, click on ‘Search LifeSciTRC’ from the main menu, then ‘Advanced Search’ followed by ‘Partners’ and ‘PhySoc’.

Online teaching communities

As an international partnership, the LifeSciTRC brings together experts worldwide from across the life sciences, who are involved in education at all levels. You can tap into this network by registering on the LifeSciTRC, which is free, and joining one of the communities listed. One community in particular is open to all physiology educators: the Physiology Education Community of Practice (PECOP).

What are the benefits of sharing a resource on the LifeSciTRC?

How can I submit a resource to the LifeSciTRC?

Any type of resource (e.g. diagram, video clip, practical) aimed at any age level, excluding whole websites, is welcome.

  1. You will first need to register an account with the LifeSciTRC. You can do this by clicking on ‘Register here’ in the purple box on the left-hand-side of the home page.
  2. Click on ‘Submit to LifeSciTRC’ from the main menu, then ‘Submit a Teaching Resource’ and select ‘The Physiological Society’. This will forward your resource to The Society for review.
  3. The rest of the submission process will be outlined on the screen and we recommend setting aside 20-30mins to complete the submission.

Do I have to be a Member of The Physiological Society to submit a resource?

No, you don’t need to be a Member to submit a resource to the LifeSciTRC.

Who will review my resource?

The Society recruits a range of volunteers from the membership to review resources submitted to the LifeSciTRC. Reviewers will assess your resource against the following criteria:

  • Scientific accuracy and/or pedagogic content
  • Age level appropriateness
  • Appropriate level of human/animal use
  • Safety concerns

Can I become a reviewer?

Any Affiliate or Full Member of The Society is welcome to become a LifeSciTRC reviewer. Please email education@physoc.org if you are interested.

How can I find out more about the LifeSciTRC?

Please email education@physoc.org

If you have a teaching or public engagement resource you’d like to share, please get in touch.

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