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News from the Bf3R

On these pages you will find current information about activities and advertisements for positions and funding opportunities at the Bf3R. We also provide information about scientific and informative events, as well as how you can take part in them.

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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 event contribution

On May 9th, 2023, the Bf3R will be represented with a contribution at the 2nd Berlin Networking Event - 3D Organ Models. Poster: Human bone-like organoids to model the sequential stages of intramembranous ossification.


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Bf3R researchers wanted

We are looking for two scientists in the field of biomedical and toxicological research. Interested parties can apply until May 21nd, 2023.


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Announcement of the 52nd Seminar on Laboratory Animals and Animal Experimentation

The 52nd Seminar on Laboratory Animals and Animal Experiments will take place from May 9th to 10th, 2023 (language German). The event is organized jointly by the BfR, Freie Universität Berlin, Charité and the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics.


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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.


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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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Bf3R publication available

The paper "The existence of a 'reasonable cause' in the killing of surplus animals" [German] was published on 20 April 2023 and is available via


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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.


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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).




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