Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Charles River Virtual Seminar, Wednesday, 13 July 2022 10h – 12h

Selecting Immunodeficient Mice for Oncology & Immuno-Oncology Research

Scientific Reproducibility, Biosecurity and the 3Rs -Determining How to Acquire Animal Models


The lecture will be held in English. Please find the link for registration below. This seminar will count for the annually requested education according §3 Tierschutzversuchstierverordnung.

You will receive a certificate of participation afterwards automatically.

For veterinarians ATF points can be credited.


Registration Link:





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. The Live- Online- Seminar is further recognized with 2 ATF hours (from 15.7.). Certificates of participation and ATF certificates 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! 


Detailed Information and the Meeting Link can be found here. 



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


15.07.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) - Stephanie Krämer, University of Giessen, Germany

Stereotypes in laboratory animals (German)


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

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


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

Welfare considerations for using pigs in biomedical research


21.10.22 (2 p.m. CET/CEST) - Viktoria Siewert, University of Münster - Germany 

Effects of Environmental Enrichment on laboratory animal welfare (German)


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


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

Recognition of pain during experimental procedures


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

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


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


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


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).

Informationsveranstaltungen der Tierschutzbeauftragten (Weiterbildung nach §3 Tierschutzversuchstierverordnung)

Neuerungen in der Organisation der tierexperimentellen Forschung an der Universitätsmedizin Mainz (auf Deutsch)

20.01.2022 von 13:00 - 14:30 Uhr

Die Veranstaltung findet online statt. Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich. Weitere Informationen sowie der Anmeldelink folgen per Rundmail.

New legal and organisational aspects in the experimental animal research at the University Medical Center (in English)

27th January 2022, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

The lecture will be held online. Registration is not required. Further information and the login link will be emailed.

Fortbildungsveranstaltungen für angehende Fachtierärzte und Fachwissenschaftler für Versuchstierkunde, sowie Fachtierärzte für Tierschutz

Seminarreihe für angehende Fachtierärzte für Versuchstierkunde und Fachwissenschaftler GV-SOLAS

Im Rahmen der Ausbildung von Personen, die sich in der Weiterbildung zum Fachtierarzt für Versuchstierkunde befinden, finden am Translational Animal Research Center regelmäßig Seminare mit verschiedenen Themen und Dozenten statt. Aktuell werden diese als Online-Live-Veranstaltungen durchgeführt. Die Themen, Dozenten und Termine finden Sie unter dem folgenden Link. Die Anmeldung erfolgt per Email bis 10 Tage vor dem jeweiligen Veranstaltungstermin über

Die Veranstaltungen finden jeweils Freitag von 8.00 - 9.30 Uhr statt.

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