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Replace, Reduce, Refine

What hides behind the 3Rs?

Tomorrow’s 3R-Experts

Information for students

In vitro Test Systems &
Alternatives to Animal Testing

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Job Market

Jobs & open positions around the 3Rs

“With our 3R-Center, we aim to work closely together with regulators, decision makers and potential end-users of new alternative methods. Our goal is to enable researchers in Baden-Württemberg to answer their scientific questions using complex state-of-the-art in vitro models without having to resort to the use of animals.”

Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill

Head of the 3R-Center Tübingen

Our Visions

Support of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science (MWK) in establishing the state-wide 3R-Network Baden-Württemberg

As state-wide cross-sectional center, the 3R-Center Tübingen links the 3R-stakeholders in Baden-Württemberg to each other and thus bundles their competencies.

Establishment of a 3R-information and communication platform

The 3R-Center Tübingen informs scientists, clinicians, politicians, regulators, students and the general public about the 3R-activities in Baden-Württemberg, prepares the content for all target groups and presents it accordingly.

Establishment & implementation of workshops and training programs

The 3R-Center Tübingen designs and organizes specialized workshops and trainings for the respective target groups.

Establishment of a 3R-technology platform in the form of a core facility

With the establishment of a core facility, the 3R-Center Tübingen aims to provide Baden-Württemberg scientists with low-threshold access to state-of-the-art alternative methods.

The 3R-Principle - Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of Animal Testing


The ultimate goal is to replace animal testing wherever possible with suitable alternatives or new non-animal approach methodologies (NAMs).


If it is not possible to replace an animal experiment with a suitable alternative method, the number of animal experiments carried out and the number of animals used must be minimized to an unavoidable level.


Through the constant optimization of scientific methods and measurement procedures, the careful selection of the animal models, the alleviation of pain and anxiety as well as species-appropriate husbandry, the distress on the laboratory animals is prevented as far as possible or reduced to an indispensable minimum.

Tomorrow’s 3R-Experts – Information Portal for Students

Are you looking for a study program, a Bachelor’s/Master’s thesis or a PhD position in which the development and application of in vitro models and alternatives to animal testing play a central role? The 3R-Center Tübingen is happy to support you!

3R-Network Baden Württemberg:
strong Partners, strong projects

A network of strong partners

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