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Netherlands National Committee for The Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes (NCad)

World leader in innovations without laboratory animals by 2025. That is the aim of the Dutch Minister for Agriculture, Martijn van Dam. In March 2016, the Minister asked the Netherlands National Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (NCad) to draw up a schedule for the phasing out of animal procedures.

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Classic Audiovisual Database-Norina

The Classic AVs database complements NORINA by providing information on audiovisual products produced some years ago, using technology which has been surpassed by modern digital techniques.

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Internet platform for animal free research (German site).

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Humane Endpoints-NC3Rs

There are several stages to consider when planning and carrying out studies involving animals to establish, implement and refine humane endpoints.

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About Animal Testing Alternatives

Below are articles on the subject of Alternatives. If you can't see what you are looking for other categories are displayed on the left under 'Our Quick Links'.

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RSPCA Housing and Care Resources

A resource from the research animals department on how housing and care can be refined to reduce suffering and improve welfare of animal species.

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The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd (PISC)

The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. promotes non-animal research methods and coordinates the scientific and regulatory expertise of its members. With an eye toward championing the best non-animal methods and replacing tests on animals, the Science Consortium brings scientific expertise and extensive knowledge of the international regulatory environment to the development of testing protocols.

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FRAME carries out both lab-based and office-based research. Click on the links  for more information.

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Grants and Funding for Non-Animal Research-

Separate page from this German site- in the table you will find a selection of foundations and organisations in alphabetical order which support the development of non-animal methods of research with awards.

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Welfare assessment-NC3Rs

The term ‘welfare assessment’ applies not only to monitoring animals for signs of pain, suffering and distress associated with procedures, but also to the routine assessment of all animals to check for any health or welfare problems

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A Non-Animal Technologies Roadmap for the UK

This roadmap, vision and strategy for non-animal technologies in the UK has been drawn up by Innovate UK, the National Centre for the Replacement Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Medical Research Council, and has been published on their behalf by Innovate UK. It is intended to guide the efforts of all those working in this area. The issues outlined and the recommendations have come out of extensive discussions between the six organisations that are endorsing the roadmap and with many other key stakeholders.

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RSPCA Telemetry Resourses

Improving welfare for animals used in telemetry studies, including maintaining social groups for instrumented animals, providing enrichment, implications of long-term housing and assessing welfare.

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