This workshop will review and explore underlying assumptions that are important in the proper design and interpretation of animal urodynamic experiments. Methodological and model specific considerations will be discussed in the context of the information obtainable from each. Basic physiological principles will be applied to the interpretation of data, and common misconceptions and misinterpretations will be discussed. Clinical correlates and translation of animal data will be described and discussed. Attendees of this workshop will be further empowered to interpret basic science results in the context of their scientific and clinical interests.