Courses and events

3R Online-Seminar „Alternatives to animal use in research and education – Refine, Reduce & Replace

Every Thursday, 20th October 2022 to 8th December 2022, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

The entire seminar will take place online via Webex. Participation is free of charge.

Programm and registration.
You can register for the entire series of lectures or only for individual dates.

ReThink3R 2.0 Summer School 2022

August 23-26, 2022, Berlin

The ReThink3R 2.0 Summer School is designed for early career scientists from various disciplines who are interested in developing innovative solutions for the implementation of the 3Rs principle in biomedical research - the REPLACEMENT, REDUCTION and REFINEMENT of animals. For the effective implementation of the 3Rs principle the interdisciplinary combination of computer-assisted and cell biological approaches as well as awareness for species-specific animal welfare requirements are crucial. 

4-day program contains discipline-spanning keynote lectures from international experts, an interactive, creative Design Thinking Workshop (Teamwork on solutions for next generation science with(out)mice), and lots of networking opportunities!  

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Next Gen Organ-on-Chip & Organoids Workshop

23. - 24. August 2022, Geneva

The Next Gen Organ-on-Chip & Organoids workshop is a two-day event bringing together decision-makers from the pharma & biotech industry, clinicians, organ-on-Chip suppliers, regulatory experts, and research organizations. Structured around keynote presentations from selected speakers, the workshop offers members of the OoC community a chance to gather and discuss.

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Tierwohl und Tierversuch - Ein Widerspruch?

24.09.2022, 10 Uhr, Aula KOL G 201 UZH Zentrum

Antrittsvorlesung Paulin Jirkof

EUSAAT conference 2022

26.-28.09. 2022 Linz

This annual congress provides an opportunity to share scientific experience on alternatives to animal use in the life sciences, to get updated on the EU 3Rs policy and to discuss new concepts of implementing the 3Rs in academic education at the European and the international level

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3RCC Workshop: Good Surgical Practice for Rodent Surgery

September 27th, 2022, 8:30-17:00, University of Zurich, Irchel Campus

Do you perform rodent surgery? Do you aim for surgical success with best possible animal welfare outcomes? Do you want to implement good surgical practice to improve outcome and validity of your study? Do you face the challenge to implement good surgical practice into rodent surgery due to the specific (micro)surgical setting?
Then join us for a day on good surgical practice for rodent surgery! This free, one-day course aims to provide step by step guidance on the key principles of good surgical practice and how to implement them into your daily surgical routine. All techniques will be introduced and demonstrated – followed by hand-on training at different skillstations.


3RCC: Swiss 3Rs Day

11.10.2022, Hotel Kreuz, Bern

Registrations are now open for the annual 3Rs day 2022. This one day conference is the opportunity to learn more about research and advancement of the 3Rs in Switzerland, and is accredited as continuing education. For more information on the program, speaker list and registration link please visit

SGV 2022

29.-30.11.2022, Lausanne

Registration here.