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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 funds 3Rs projects with CHF 1.4 million

The 3RCC will fund five projects aiming to replace, reduce and refine animal experiments with CHF 1.4 million. Two projects are in the field of…

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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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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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