Course "The implementation of the 3Rs in the experimental design"


To an increasing extent, the scientific literature is critical of the translatability of research results achieved with animal studies to humans, and of the reproducibility of research conducted with animals. More and more, that criticism now appears several times every quarter in the editorials, news and correspondence sections of leading scientific journals such as Nature and Science. Those contributions come up with multiple reasons and give extensive advice on what should be done to improve the translatability and reproducibility of animal experiments or how to replace them.

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Duration: 2 days
Registration fee:

500 euro + 22% VAT

Registration includes:

- Participation in the scientific program
- Coffee breaks
- Meals during the meeting
- Welcome dinner
- Training supplementary material

The course will only run if we have reached the minimum number of participants within 4 weeks of the course commencement. FGB reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, FGB is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

The course confirmation will be accompanied by the Order Acknowledgement with payment details.

The invoice will be issued within 10 days after the course confirmation and cannot be changed, so please make sure you have provided us with the correct information (to be checked on the Order Acknowledgement).
Only digital version of invoices will be sent to participants.

Payment of the fee is due before course commencement. Bank fee on your side

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made by writing (email or fax) to the secretary.

Payment of the balance of the course is due, in full, for cancellation received after invoice raising.

Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.

CPD Credits:

The course awarded:

11 CPD points by IAT

1.5 day continuing education  for person carrying out procedures on animals and person designing procedures and projects by Swiss Veterinarian Associations

Approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, this event may be counted as 31 CPD credits


PhD students, postdocs, researchers, lab animal scientists, members of Animal welfare bodies, facility managers, and laboratory animal scientists.


This course addresses different proposed solution with regard to the potential of non-animal approaches. How to select the best animal model? How to design your experiment given your specific research question? The importance of tailoring husbandry and care to the experimental need also taking into account the quality of the animals: How does refinement affect your animals, hence your experimental outcomes? And last but not least, the reporting of experimental results.

Language: English

We can help you to organize accommodation close to the venue, please feel free to contact us.

The venue is about 1 hour (64 km) from Milan-Malpensa airport; the expected taxi fare is 90 Euros and about 20 minutes (13 km) from Milan-Linate airport; the expected taxi fare is about 25 Euros