Annual Report 2018 foreword
2018 was an eventful year for the Danish 3R-Center. Several activities are becoming firm traditions that we of the board and secretariat know and manage well by now – and for which you may know the Center. The international symposium attracted a record number of participants this year and was the venue of many interesting discussions. We presented the 3R Award to Birgitte Kousholt who is a very deserving recipient exemplified by her focus on systematic reviews in her research at Aarhus University. You can read more about this in the annual report.
Another recurrent event is the annual allocation of research funding to the 3R area where we are always looking forward to reading the applications. Please keep submitting them. You can also learn more about the latest projects in the annual report.
The board has also worked on other issues. We discussed the number of laboratory animals in Denmark. The number of laboratory animals is often used in isolation as a parameter for the strength of the 3R environment and to indicate whether developments are going in the right direction towards reducing the use of laboratory animals. For this reason, the Danish 3R-Center has drawn up a statement paper to explain that it is not necessarily negative to have more laboratory animals. I hope you will read this with interest.
To give an impression of 3R developments in both Denmark and abroad, the annual report describes some of the events attended by the Danish 3R-Center, and you can also read about
the events held at the Danish 3R-Center. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow board members and the secretariat for their great dedication in 2018. It has been a pleasure working with you. Last, but not least, I wish to express my gratitude to the Danish Animal Welfare Society, DOSO, LEO Pharma, Lundbeck, Novo Nordisk and the Ministry of Environment and Food for their support of the Danish 3R-Center in 2018. This support enables us to continue our efforts to create a leading environment for the dissemination of information and application of the 3Rs to benefit both research and the laboratory animals.
Chairwoman of the board
of the Danish 3R-Center
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