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).