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reduction and refinement alternatives
for animal use in science


Three Rs The Three Rs

Replacing animals in science.

Reducing the number of animals used

Refining care and procedures to minimize pain and distress

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Upcoming EventsUpcoming Events

Tenth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
The 3rs in Action
August 20-24, 2017
Seattle, WA

68th AALAS National Meeting 2017
October 15-19, 2017
Austin, TX

2nd RSPCA international meeting
Focus on severe suffering
October 25-26, 2017
Berlin, DEU

SCAW Conference
Meeting the Challenges of IACUC Oversight in Fish and Wildlife Research
October 30-November 1, 2017
San Diego, CA

NC3Rs - 2017 Primate Welfare Meeting
November 3, 2017
London, GBR

News & Publications

June 27, 2017

Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods to Open at the University of Windsor

The University of Windsor has announced the creation of the Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM), which “aims to develop, validate, and promote methodologies in biomedical research, education, and chemical toxicity testing that do not require the use of animals.” Faculty members will consist of experts in a number of fields including biology, biochemistry, philosophy, and ethics. The Centre plans to eventually offer degree programs in animal replacement science. More information on this initiative is available on the CCAAM’s website.


June 7, 2017

Launch of new web app for systematic reviews of animal studies

Funded by the NC3Rs and developed by the CAMARADES team in Edinburgh, the SyRF app has been designed to help optimise and streamline systematic reviews of animal research. For more information, please visit the NC3Rs website.


March 22, 2017

CAAT call for pre-proposals

The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) research grants program at the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health has put out a call for pre-proposals for the 2018-19 program, with a deadline of April 21, 2017. Visit the CATT research grants program website for complete information and to complete the pre-proposal form.


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Alternative Test Methods Table
Validated alternatives to conventional regulatory test methods