Promoting the 3Rs principle through quality science and education

The Swiss 3R Competence Centre (3RCC) promotes the 3Rs principle (replacement, reduction and refinement of animal experimentation) in Switzerland and facilitates its implementation in life sciences, focusing on research, education and communication.

You can find more information on the page The 3Rs in Switzerland


3RCC publishes own report on non-aversive handling survey

From September through November of 2020, the Swiss 3RCC conducted a survey to find out how mice were being handled by animal caretakers, technicians…

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3RCC publishes report on animal use in Swiss science

The Swiss 3RCC publishes a report with information on the number of licenses and number of animals broken down by year, research area and purpose,…

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2020 3Rs Awards to researchers at universities of Bern & Zurich

To recognise their outstanding contribution to the promotion of the 3Rs principle, the Swiss 3RCC is proud to present its 3Rs Award 2020 to Prof.…

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Research Funding

The 3RCC funds 3R research projects through regular calls

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Workshops and training material to support researchers and teachers

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3Rs Resources

News and resources related to 3Rs and alternative methods

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The biostatistician task force provides support in study design & analysis 

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Culture of Care

The 3RCC hosts the Swiss Culture of Care Working Group 

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Swiss 3Rs Day

A 3rd Swiss 3Rs Day is scheduled for 2021

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