About the Danish 3R-Center
The Danish 3R-Center was established June 2013 by the Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries in a unique collaboration with both the pharmaceutical industry and animal welfare organisations. Together, they will focus on alternatives to animal testing and on creating better conditions for laboratory animals.
The role of the center is to:
- Promote the development of alternatives to animal testing
- Limit the use of laboratory animals
- Improve conditions of laboratory animals
- Collect and disseminate knowledge on alternatives to animal testing
- Initiate and support research in laboratory animal studies and the development of alternatives
- Cooperate with similar centers abroad
The 3R-Center set up by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries is a unique collaboration with both the pharmaceutical industry and animal organisations:
- Danish Animal Welfare Society
- DOSO (since 2017)
- LEO Pharma
- Novo Nordisk
The 3R-Center provides research grants
In the evaluation of the submitted grant applications, emphasis will be on the:
It is the intention that all 3Rs are considered in the grant distribution.
The Danish 3R-Center is funded by the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and a range of stakeholders. The centre will have a total of 4.5 million DKK per year of which 3 million DKK comes from the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries. Additionally, 1.5 million DKK are reserved for research funding.
The 3R-Center will promote the 3Rs by initiating research projects focusing on one or more of the 3Rs and by disseminating knowledge and best practices of the 3Rs in Denmark.
The Board consists of seven members, all of whom are recognised experts within the field. They have their finger on the pulse when it comes to the development of alternatives and animal testing in practice.
Who can apply?
Persons with research affiliations with organisations, institutions or businesses in Denmark.
Grants up to 500,000 DKK can be applied for. Typically amounts of 100,000-500,000 DKK will be granted. The total amount available for grants is 1,500,000 DKK/year.