ZEBET

ZEBET, the “Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternative Methods to Animal Experiments” is part of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). In accordance with the European and German legislation, ZEBET was established in 1989 with the aim to develop alternatives to animal experiments. ZEBET has been advised by an external committee consisting of representatives from the worlds of science, business, animal protection organisations and federal agencies since 1994. ZEBET ensures that laboratory animals are protected in accordance with the legal regulations within Germany. It also promotes the development of alternative methods and strives to ensure that these methods replace animal experiments to the greatest possible extent.

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3R Principle

In 1959, British scientists William Russel and Rex Burch published the book “The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique” in which they defined  the 3R Principle, a framework for...

ZEBET-News

Current information produced by ZEBET is regularly published here.

AnimAlt-ZEBET

The database AnimAlt ZEBET includes high quality, scientifically recognised alternatives to standard animal tests in the field of toxicology and pharmacology as well as fundamental research. The...

Research for alternative methods

Development of semantic search technologies Together with scientists of the Technical University Dresden, Dresden-based Transinsight GmbH and BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, scientists of ZEBET are developing...

Advice to authorities on alternatives to animal experiments

Scientists of ZEBET answer questions put forward by public authorities, scientists, animal welfarists, industry and interested citizens around the topic of alternatives to animal experiments – on a national and international level.

FAQ

 (3 documents)
Date Title Größe
29.01.2016
FAQ of the BfR
Questions and Answers on the German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R) 29.6 KB
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28.01.2016
FAQ of the BfR
Questions and Answers on Animal Experiments and Alternative Methods 50.1 KB
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01.11.2014
FAQ to the BfR
AnimalTestInfo Database 32.1 KB
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Press information

 (7 documents)
Date Title Keywords
09.12.2016
50/2016
BfR method for targeted genome data comparison of humans and animals receives research prize animal protection, animal testing , Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET) , laboratory animals
16.06.2016
21/2016
Fewer animal experiments due to optimal animal model selection animal testing , Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET) , laboratory animals
25.04.2016
14/2016
More research for more animal protection animal testing , laboratory animals , research
17.12.2015
39/2015
Alternative method to animal experiments used for testing Botulinum Neurotoxin-containing medical products animal testing , Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET) , laboratory animals
14.07.2015
18/2015
EuroMix: Better assessment of the health risks associated with mixtures of substances in food research , research projects
24.04.2015
11/2015
More research on the protection of test animals needed alternative methods , animal testing , Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET)
09.03.2015
07/2015
Database AnimalTestInfo: German initiative for more transparency in animal experiments alternative methods , Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET) , databases

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Bf3R

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German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)

BfR reports to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)

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