Three Rs Microsite

Your link to information on replacement,
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

2014 CCAC Workshops
2014 CALAS Symposium
June 13-17, 2014
Ottawa, ON

9th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

Humane Science in the 21st Century
August 24-28, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

We moved!

Our new address as of March 31, 2014:
190 O’Connor St, Suite 800
Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 2R3

Our phone number and extensions remain the same.

News & Publications

April 17, 2014

A recent NC3Rs blog post shares the success of an animal resource sharing program in reducing animal use in ageing research.

To help identify opportunities for sharing animal resources in Canadian science, review the CCAC's Best Practice Recommendations: Facilitating Sharing of Animals and Animal Tissues.

April 9, 2014

The Royal Society of Chemistry has published a new book:
Reducing, Refining and Replacing the Use of Animals in Toxicity Testing.

March 20, 2014

Three new CCAC best practice resources related to genetically engineered animals are now available:

Recent publications:

News Archive
Three Rs Searches Three Rs

Three Rs Search Guide
Step-by-step strategy for Three Rs information searches

Animal Use Protocol Worksheet
Tool to organize Three Rs information for protocols

CCAC Reference Database
Database of scientific literature used in CCAC publications

Systematic Review
A method of synthesizing scientific evidence

Animal Index
Three Rs information organized by species

Testing Testing

Alternative Test Methods Table
Validated alternatives to conventional regulatory test methods