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3R Competence Network NRW

In spring 2022, the eight medical faculties of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia formed the 3R Competence Network NRW. The aim of this state-wide network is to harmonize biomedical research and medical progress in NRW with the best possible animal welfare. The network is focused on the "3Rs principle": replace, reduce and refine.

With establishing 3R centers, creating a platform for inter- and transdisciplinary exchange as well as expanding the range of training and further education, the 3R competence network creates new synergies. The network promotes 3R research in NRW as a catalyst for innovation in animal welfare. Objective public relations work on animal experiments and progress in the 3R field complements the range of tasks of the 3R Competence Network.

The office, which has been active since August 2022, is located at the Medical Dean's Office of the Rheinische Friedrichs-Wilhelm-Universität Bonn and takes care of the strategic, administrative and communicative tasks of the 3R Competence Network. It is also the central point of contact for all concerns of the network members and for the interested public. Coordinators at the eight partner locations support the work of the office.

Current events

  • 3rd MPS User Days – Microsystems for Physiological Cell Culture

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    Modality: Online

    Winterbergstraße 28
    01277 Dresden
  • HELPATHON # 10: Animal-free Innovation Education Hub

    Public event

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    Modality: Hybrid

    O|2 Lab Building of VU Amsterdam
    De Boelelaan 1108
    1081 HZ Amsterdam
  • IMPROVE Webinar | Kick-off Event featuring exemplary career pathways in 3R's research

    Public event

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    Modality: Online

News

Eine Forscherin schaut durch das Mikroskop

Research, Media

Call for applications for the 4th Hamburg Research Prize to promote the development of alternative and complementary methods to animal research

— Applications are open until March 15th, 2024, for the 50.000 € prize.

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Internal, Research

New “Recommendation for the preparation and use of score sheets” is now published online

— The new reference is intended as a guide for applicants and animal welfare officers when preparing and using score sheets as part of the application procedure for animal experiments.

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Internal, Advanced and Continuing Education

The schedule of the 3R-Competence Colloquium NRW is updated

— Our monthly online colloquium series is continuing for the first half of 2024 including June.

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