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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 Research Funding

Call for proposals for Bf3R research funding 2023

Scientists with 3R-relevant projects can apply for the Bf3R research funding until May 31, 2023. Funding will be provided for approximately 10 projects, for 3 years, with up to 35,000 EUR per year.


Eine Maus

"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.


Eine Ratte

Protection of laboratory animals: The point of view of the animals should be considered with regard to their housing conditions in the laboratory

In order to reduce pain, suffering, or stress in laboratory animals, various measures are being researched at the German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R) at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR).


Initiative Transparente Tierversuche

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