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THE 3R LÄND Conference 2024

– Towards the Future of Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Research

The conference takes place May 21-23, 2024 in Tübingen

Our Highlights

Replace, Reduce, Refine

What hides behind the 3Rs?


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Tomorrow’s 3R-Experts

Information for students

Alternativ-, Replacement- und Complementary Methods

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Job Market in the 3R Field

Jobs & open positions around the 3Rs

Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill

Head of the 3R-Center Tübingen

“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.”

Our Mission

Education & Training in the field of Organ-on-Chip and Mikrophysiological Systems

At the 3R-Center in Tübingen, we are committed to the structured and well-founded training and education of Baden-Württemberg’s (young) researchers with a comprehensive range of training and education activities.

Science Communication & Public Relation Affairs

At the 3R-Center Tübingen, we provide information on the latest developments in the field of replacement and supplementary methods to animal testing and the possibility of how these new methods can be implemented sustainably into the Baden-Württemberg research landscape. We emphasize evidence-based communication and prepare complex scientific content appropriately for different target groups.

Research on Organ-on-Chip Systems

In the µOrganoLab, the research group of Prof. Dr. Peter Loskill at the Faculty of Medicine of the Eberhard Karl’s University of Tübingen and the NMI Natural and Medical Sciences Institute in Reutlingen, our international and interdisciplinary team develops cutting-edge human-relevant Organ-on-Chip systems.

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

The establishment of a Core Facility is intended to provide Baden-Württemberg scientists with low-threshold access to complex microfluidic in vitro models in the future. In order to establish such a central contact point for Baden-Württemberg in the future, the 3R-Center Tübingen develops suitable concepts and business plans.

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 within the respective study 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 an internship, a study, program, a thesis or 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!

A network of strong partners

Do you have questions about the 3R-Center Tübingen or the 3R-Network Baden-Württemberg?