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German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)

The BfR performs the role of the "German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)" and coordinates all associated activities nationwide with the goal of:

  • Reducing animal experiments to the necessary minimum
  • Providing the best possible protection for laboratory animals.

Furthermore, national and international research activities and a scientific dialogue shall be encouraged by the work of the Centre.

Mission and goals of the German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)

  • Intensifying research on alternative methods
  • Advice to authorities and research institutions
  • International harmonisation of alternative methods
  • Research funding of alternative methods
  • Provision of information to the public and experts

The activities of the German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals are part of the Animal Welfare Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) entitled "Minding animals - new ways to improve animal welfare".

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Flyer

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Date Title Size
09.06.2016
Flyer
Bf3R Remit, Objectives and Areas of Competence 67.8 KB
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Publications - Flyers

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Date Title Size
31.12.2015
Printed extract from the BfR Annual Report 2015
Alternatives to Animal Experiments 1.4 MB
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Press releases

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Date Title Keywords
12.09.2018
27/2018
Science learns from its mistakes too 3R-Research, German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R), research
16.04.2018
14/2018
Systematic analysis of data from animal models reveals opportunities and limitations in the preclinical and clinical research animal protection, laboratory animals
20.12.2017
52/2017
New options for more animal welfare: deeper insight into animal tests promotes targeted development of alternative methods animal testing , Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET) , laboratory animals
23.06.2017
24/2017
Support in the protection of laboratory animals: Better results with fewer animals and less suffering alternative methods , animal testing , Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET)
17.03.2017
11/2017
Better Protection of Laboratory Animals animal testing , Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET) , laboratory animals
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

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Bf3R

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German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)

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