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Bf3R - The German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals

The BfR performs the role of the “German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R)” and coordinates nationwide activities with the goals of:
  • Reducing animal experiments to the necessary minimum and
  • Ensuring the best possible protection for laboratory animals.

To this end, the Centre’s work intends to stimulate research activities around the world and to promote scientific dialogue.


Das Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung


 Bf3R Stakeholder Forum 2023

Unused laboratory animals - surplus or necessity?

Save the Date! The BfR and the Bf3R jointly organise a stakeholder forum on the subject of unused laboratory animals.



Bf3R event contributions

The Bf3R is present with various presentations and posters from September 6th to 8th at the 60th Scientific Conference of the Society for Laboratory Animal Science and the 11th Sepsis Udate conference. 


Das Bf3R-Logo

Communication from the National Committee for the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes

In response to the current discussion on the subject of killing "surplus" laboratory animals, the National Committee recently published two legal publications. The BfR communication of May 2, 2023 contains background information and links to the two publications.


Bf3R Mikroskop

Announcement of the 42nd Research Award for Animal Welfare of the BMEL

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) has announced the 42nd research award for the promotion of methodical work with the aim of restriction and the replacement of animal experiments. Until May 31, 2023, primarily young scientists can apply for this award with their projects at the BMEL.


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"Reporting registers" for animal studies help science - and animal welfare

Registers for animal studies are one way to assure and improve both scientific quality and animal welfare. Planned animal experiments can be entered in these directories including basic information about the protocols and experimental procedures that will be applied.


BfR Stakeholder Forum 2023

Initiative Transparente Tierversuche

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

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