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WC12 Niagara 2023

Von 27.-31.August fand der 12. Weltkongress zum Thema Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Niagara statt. Die RepRefRed Society war ebenfalls mit einem Vortrag zu 3Rs and how to communicate am Kongress vertreten.

 

The RepRefRed Society (the Austrian 3R Center) and its impact on animal welfare and quality in science, caring for all.
Part I

Unlike in regulatory areas, in preclinical human and veterinary research the impetus for the transition to animal free research must come from inside the system, from the researchers’ perspective. The path to animal-free research can therefore only be taken by informing the community involved in animal experiments about new tools to strengthen the Refinement as a basis to fulfill the goal of definitive Replacement. On the one hand, this can only work by providing transparent information about the translational problems of individual animal experiments and, on the other hand, by providing tools to Refine individual experiments or jointly develop new animal-free methods. Therefore, we have revised the classical 3Rs from Russel and Burch and have added new Rs with the goal to develop tools to generate objective solid data and information to help Reduce, Refine and Replace animal experiments. The theoretical background of this innovative system of the Austrian 3R Center will be presented in this lecture. The practical implementation of our new approach will be shown in Part II.

 

The national 3R centers and their impact on animal welfare and quality in science part 2 – Closing the gap of refinement

Unlike in regulatory areas, in preclinical human and veterinary research the impetus for the transition to animal free research must come from inside the system, from the researchers’ perspective. The path to animal-free research can therefore only be taken by informing researchers and all the employees involved in animal experiments about new tools to strengthen the Refinement of animal experiments with the goal of a definitive Replacement. On the one hand, this can only work by providing transparent information about the translational problems of individual animal experiments and, on the other hand, by providing tools to Refine individual experiments or jointly develop new animal-free methods. The Austrian 3R Society has therefore developed tools to provide researchers and all those involved in animal research with objective data to help Reduce, Refine and Replace animal experiments. The goal of the project is defined in providing solid data and information. By improving the old 3Rs from Russel and Burch and by addition of several new Rs we show an easier, new approach to ultimately reduce the number of animals in animal experiments and improve the quality of life of the Laboratory animals.


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