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American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)

AALAS is an association of professionals that advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.

Topic: "Three Rs"

Universities Federation for Animals Welfare (UFAW)
Topic: "Three Rs"

3rs-Reduction

3rs-Reduction is a new interactive web-site designed to help scientists to improve the design of their animal experiments. Animal experiments are not always well designed, leading to both ethical concerns and a waste of scientific resources. This is a world-wide problem. Training scientists is difficult as there so are few statisticians with a good understanding of laboratory animal science able to provide such training. This new web-site is designed to help scientists to teach themselves the necessary skills. After an introduction on the ethics of animal experimentation, showing that improvements are needed, it goes on to  cover choice of experimental units, avoiding bias, power and sample size, controlling variability, types of experimental design, factorial experiments, statistical analysis and publication guidelines. Most sections are followed by a "Test yourself" page of true/false questions. The web-site is free. 

Topic: Portals and Websites

Danish 3R Center

Initiate activities that may lead to the immediate implementation of the 3Rs.

Topic: "Three Rs"

Searching for 3Rs Information- Published Literature Sources
Topic: "Three Rs"

Humane Endpoints Website

Humane Endpoints Website is provided by 3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences, gives insight into the recognition and application of humane endpoints in rodents. The website contributes to refinement, the prevention of unnecessary suffering in laboratory animals, by offering information, videos and photographs of rodent species. In addition, the website provides free training modules (accessible after registration). The site is currently available in EN, NL and FR. DE and ES will follow soon.

Topic: Portals and Websites

Dutch 3Rs Centre- Utrecht Life Sciences
Topic: "Three Rs"

SABRE Research UK
Topic: "Three Rs"

InVitro Jobs

The aim of "InVitroJobs" is to enable researchers to access this branch of research more easily. Alongside the job search portal, the site maintains an up-to-date list of research groups active in the development of animal-free techniques. The primary aims of this list are to advertise job vacancies, to provide students with the opportunity to contact these research groups directly to obtain information for thesis assignments and to promote cooperation, networking and the exchange of ideas between researchers. 

Topic: Portals and Websites

European Consensus Platform for Alternatives (ECOPA)
Topic: "Three Rs"

RSPCA- 3Rs and Vaccine Testing

Vaccination of animals against disease protects them from suffering. However, this comes with an animal welfare cost - the safety and efficacy of vaccines is assessed in experimental animals and the tests involved can cause significant pain and distress. There is an ethical dilemma in protecting one set of animals at the expense of others but implementation of the 3Rs can help to resolve this. The research animals department works with researchers involved in vaccine testing and regulators to promote the 3Rs in this important area.

 

Topic: "Three Rs"

NC3Rs: National Centre for Three Rs, UK

A mainly government funded body which provides input to the UK’s Three Rs agenda, carries out research and provides funds for Three R research. 

Topic: Portals and Websites

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