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.


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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SNSF starts National Research Programme NRP 79 to advance the 3Rs

On 3 February, the Federal Council launched a new National Research Programme entitled ‘Advancing 3R – Animals, Research and Society’.

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Jenny Sandström starts as 3RCC Executive Director

Jenny Sandström started at the Directorate office of the Swiss 3RCC on October 19th, 2020.

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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 2nd Swiss 3Rs Day is scheduled for 2020

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