We want to welcome you on the webpage of the Gesellschaft zur Förderung von alternativen Biomodellen (The RepRefRed Society). The RepRefRed Society devotes itself to support the implementation of the 3Rs (reduction, refinement and replacement of animal experiments according to Russell and Burch 1959). With a purposeful and active exchange of information among scientists a reduction (reduction of animals in experiments), a refinement (refinement of animal welfare) as well as a replacement (replacement of animal experiments by alternative methods) should be achieved.

If you are interested in our vision, please get in contact with us

In addition to the tasks mentioned above, the RepRefRed Society was entrusted with the task of establishing the Austrian 3R Center, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, over the next few years.



EUSAAT Virtual Seminar Series 2021

Starting April 15th 2021 the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing EUSAAT will host a virtual seminar series about 3R relevant topics.

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„Alternative Methods to Animal Testing“ annual research grants

The Austrian Science Fond FWF, funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF), is starting an annual research grant programme for innovative projects involving a contribution to the discovery and development of alternative methods.

The programme is funded by the BMBWF with a budget of 600.000€. The call opens on the 15th of March 2021, and ends on the 17th of May 2021. The award desicions can be expected in December 2021.

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Online Seminar Series: Better practices in animal testing

In our fourth talk Urte Jaeh (EU Scientific Service Support Manager, Charles River) informed about strategies on how to improve genetic monitoring, archiving and background definition of various mouse strains in order to increase the robustness of scientific results. We especially recommend this talk to everyone involved in the breeding management of animal facilities! Thank you for your insights!

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Online-Seminar-Series: Optimizing human infection models for drug repurposing

Prof. Dr. Doris Wilflingseder from the Medical University of Innsbruck and deputy chairwoman of The RepRefRed-Society held a talk in the third episode of our Online-Seminar-Series. After outlining the necessity of high-throughput in-vitro human infection models to accelerate the repurposing of already available drugs (which has been proven of utmost importance during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic) she shared some fascinating insights into the current work of her team, wich will be published in the near future alongside the recorded talk. We would like to thank you for your outstanding presentation!

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Online-Seminar-Series: Advanced 3D tissue culture

In the second episode of our RepRefRed-Online-Seminar-Series, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Michael Ausserlechner from the Medical University of Innsbruck gave the audience an insight into 3D- Bioprinting, the pitfalls of 2D-cell cultures and animal experiments in terms of translatability and how the techniques developed by his team could further improve replacement methods for animals experiments. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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EARA Membership

The RepRefRed Society joined EARA - European Animal Research Association in November 2020.

We are looking forward to the cooperation!

Webinar and Meeting Calendar of Norecopa

National Consensus Platform for the advancement of "the 3 Rs" of Norway - collects events related to the 3Rs in its webinar and meeting calendar.

Follow the links to future events as well as to the recordings of past presentations.

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Gesellschaft zur Förderung von Alternativen
Biomodellen (The 3R Society)
Postfach 0014
A-8036 Graz