Slovak National Platform for 3Rs
Reduce - Refine - Replace
animal use in research, development and education
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October 18, 2019
EUSAAT Congress, Linz, Austria
EUSAAT, the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing held its annual meeting at Linz from October 10-13, 2019
There were several sessions highlighting the 3Rs concepts in toxicology. Slovak National Platform was represented by Dr. Kandarova who presented a lecture on the activities of 3R center in Slovakia and took part also on the International Round Table Discussion on 3Rs centers in the evening............
May 8, 2019
New Guideline has been published....
As part of ongoing efforts to reduce waste and increase the reproducibility of animal research and testing, a group of experts led by the Secretary of Norecopa has produced a set of guidelines for planning animal experiments:
PREPARE (Planning Research and Experimental Procedures on Animals: Recommendations for Excellence)
Visit NORECOPA web to learm more:
April 24, 2019
Importance of national platform...
The idea for establishment of 3Rs center in Slovakia was under the discussion among the Slovak scientists, regulators and industry already since 2015. Strategy concept of a national 3Rs center was presented at the TOXCON 2016 Conference, organized by the Slovak Toxicology Society SETOX in High Tatras, and further discussed between several members of the National Committee for Alternative Methods (NOVS) at the EUROTOX 2017 Congress in Bratislava.
As a follow up, the Ministry for Agriculture and Rural Development of Slovak Republic organized in February 2018 an informal meeting of NOVS members, invited experts in toxicology and pharmacology, representatives of Slovak Academy of Science and academia, industry representatives and governmental organizations involved in the implementation of the EU legislation on animal welfare and protection in order to discuss the collaboration between the parties and to express an interest and formal support to the national 3Rs center. The attendees of that meeting fully endorsed an establishment of the Slovak National Platform for Three Rs (SNP 3Rs) that should stimulate development and implementation of the alternative methods in Slovakia.”
The platform was officially launched at the annual meeting of the Slovak Toxicology Society SETOX on June 21st 2018 at the Toxicology Conference TOXCON 2018.