EPAA Refinement Prize

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EPAA Refinement Prize

Source: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/chemicals/epaa/3rs-awards_en

The EPAA is proud to announce its 2017 Refinement Prize. This prize of €6000 will be granted to a laboratory technician, animal caretaker or technologist who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in implementing and raising awareness of Refinement of animal testing. The purpose of this prize is to target those actually implementing alternative approaches to animal testing and raise awareness of their role for the day to day application of the Refinement principles in particular.

Laboratory technicians, technologists and animal caretakers carry out much of the work using animals for regulatory safety testing purposes and are thus closely involved in efforts to apply Refinement strategies in such studies. Refinement is one of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of testing on animals). Refinement refers to the modification of any procedure, husbandry and care practices with laboratory animals along their entire lifetime, so as to minimise pain and distress and enhance their well-being.

Call for submissions

Deadline for submissions: 8 September 2017