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The TARCforce3R Center is offering a series of events with exciting topics related to the 3Rs in laboratory animal science.

Participation is free of charge.

Friday 15th of July (2 p.m. CET/CEST) we will have our seminar "Stereotypien in der Versuchstierhaltung - leider keine Seltenheit!" with Stephanie Krämer, Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen

The TARCforce3R Center offers an online seminar series with exciting topics related to the 3Rs in laboratory animal science. Speakers are national and international experts.

Participation is free of charge and can be recognized as continuing education according to §3 of the German Animal Welfare Experimental Animal Ordinance. Certificates of participation are available upon request.

A broad number of topics are discussed: How improve both our science and welfare in animal research? What is the culture of care, and how can we implement it in our facilities? How do we avoid and deal with replication issues in animal experiments? What is the differential effect of anesthetics and their implications for data reproducibility? How do maintain high standards of welfare in several species? How do we recognize pain during experimental procedures?

You are encouraged to participate and share your experiences about how small changes in your practice may have improved both your welfare and data reproducibility! 



22.04.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) – Adrian Smith, Norecopa - Norway 

Three Rs and Three Ss for improving both our science and welfare



06.05.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) – Valeska Stephan, DFG - Germany 

Communicating animal research



20.05.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) – Penny Hawkins, RSPCA - United Kingdom 

Promoting and assessing the culture of care for better animal research



03.06.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST)- Stanley E. Lazic, Inc. - Canada

Pseudoreplication in animal experiments: how to avoid and deal with it



24.06.22 (10 a.m. CET/CEST) – Gabrielle Musk, The University of Western Australia - Australia

Factors to consider in the art and science of anesthesia and analgesia for experimental reproducibility

Slides and template for mouse anesthetic record:


15.07.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) - Stephanie Krämer, Universität Giessen, Deutschland

Stereotypien in der Versuchstierhaltung – leider keine Seltenheit

Meeting link: 


19.08.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) - Lars Bräutigam, Karolinska Institutet - Sweden

The zebrafish model in biomedical research - From 3R's to reproducibility

Meeting link: Coming soon.


16.09.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) - Xavier Manteca, Autonomous University of Barcelona - Spain 

Welfare considerations for using pigs in biomedical research

Meeting link: Coming soon.


21.10.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) - Viktoria Siewert, Universität Münster - Deutschland

Einblicke in das Gefühlsleben einer Labormaus

Meeting link: Coming soon.


04.11.22 (4 p.m. CET/CEST) – Lucia Amendola, The University of British Columbia - Canada 

Individual differences in rats sensitivity to gas euthanasia: potential implications for reproducibility

Meeting link: Coming soon.


25.11.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) - Paulin Jirkof, University of Zurich - Switzerland

Using behavior to assess pain in small rodents

Meeting link: Coming soon.


02.12.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) - Susanna Louhimies, European Commission - European Union 

The culture of care within the Directive 2010/63/EU

Meeting link: Coming soon.


20.01.23 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) - Elizabeth Nunamaker, Charles River - USA

Recognizing cumulative endpoints in mice helps us improve animal welfare and data quality

Meeting link: Coming soon.


17.02.23 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) – Jerrold Meyer, University of Massachusetts - USA

Measuring chronic stress in animal studies: Advances and applications in laboratory research, environmental conservation, and agriculture

Meeting link: Coming soon.


17.03.23 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) – Judith Kirchner-Musmann, Altromin Spezialfutter GmbH & Co. KG

„Ich bin stocknüchtern!“ - Fasting vs. Restriktive Fütterung und Futterentzug bei kleinen Nagern 

Meeting link: Coming soon.


Preliminary titles can be modified in the flyer and in the lecture. Places for each session are limited. The modality is handled on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and certificates of attendance, please contact our team at   

Seminars are credited as regular training within the meaning of §3 of the German Animal Welfare Test Animal Ordinance (Tierschutz versuchstierverordnung). This event is hosted by the Translational Animal Research Center (TARC).


----- ATF points !!! ----

From July 2022 the Seminar is recognized for veterinarians as a live online seminar with 2 ATF hours.

After participating in the entire Seminar, please email us at, confirming your participation. We will send you an evaluation form. Once the format is back to us, the certification will be issued and sent in the following days.

In case of additional questions about ATF certifications, please write directly at


Die Fortbildungsveranstaltungen werden für Tierärzte als Live-Online-Seminar mit 2 ATF Stunden anerkannt.

Hierfür müssen Sie nach der Teilnahme am kompletten Seminar eine Email an senden, in der Sie die Teilnahme bestätigen, sowie den daraufhin zugesandten Evaluationsbogen ausfüllen.