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Guidelines on specific animal models or procedures

In cooperation with the The Animal Experiments Inspectorate the Danish National Committee for the Protection of Animals used for Scientific Purposes have developed guidelines on specific animal models or procedures

  • Guidelines for tumour models, mice
  • Guidelines for taking blood samples from mice and rats
  • Guidelines on weight loss in mice and rats
  • Guidelines for fasting of mice and rats in experiments
  • Guidelines for adminsitration/dosing of substances to mice and rats in experiments​

Find the guidelines here.

Resources from Norecopa

Norecopa has produced a set of Guidelines for Planning Animal Research and Testing.

The PREPARE Guidelines for Planning Animal Research and Testing:

Norecopa has produced a 3-minute film explaining the purpose of the PREPARE guidelines for planning animal studies

Resources from NC3Rs

NC3Rs provides an extensive library of 3Rs resources.

Ressources fromResearch Institutes of Sweden (RISE)

RISE has produced two films about handling and training mice and rats

Resources from RSPCA

RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) provide information and resources that will help you to avoid severe suffering. All of the material can be used by anyone involved with the use of animals in research.

Resources from the European Commission (guides and posters)

EU guidance on how to achieve an effecttive animal welfare body touching upon topics such as resources, competencies, tasks and culture of care.

The posters can be downloaded, printed, and placed in work areas (for example in animal facilities and laboratories, universities, administrations or other institutions involved with the care and use of animals for scientific purposes).

Organ- and tissue sharing

  • ShARM - Shared Ageing Research Models (non profit organisation, open to all scientific investigators in the UK and overseas, aiming to accelerate research into ageing by facilitating the sharing of resources)
  • SEARCHBreast (a resource to facilitate sharing of archived material derived from in vivo breast cancer models)
  • The EUPRIM-Net Project (brings together nine European primate centres that combine research and breeding to form a virtual European Primate Centre)
  • NERD Animal Brain Bank (non-profit basic research organisation specialised within neuroecology and stereology)
  • MiTO - Models in Translational Oncology (platform for the exchange of preclinical model data relevant in translational cancer research)
  • MIDY (Munich-MIDY-Pig-Biobank) (resource for studying organ crosstalk in diabetes)
  • AniMatch (an online sharing-platform facilitating the exchange of organs and tissues of lab animals used for scientific purposes)

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Improve your research poster

The Danish 3R-Center have created a poster you can order for free. Hang it up in your animal facility so your colleagues will be aware on the many resources available which can improve both animal welfare and research. Order some copies by sending an email to info@3rcenter.dk



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