Call for nominations for the 3R prize

Do you know a PhD student at the Faculty of Health who planned the use of animal experiments in a research project and actively implemented one or more of the 3Rs? Then you can nominate her or him for the 2021 3R prize. This prize is instituted to create awareness on the importance of implementing the 3Rs in Excellence in Science. The 3Rs stand for:

  • Replacement. Methods which avoid or replace the use of animals
  • Refinement. Methods which minimize animal suffering and improve welfare
  • Reduction. Methods which minimize the number of animals used per experiment

Further elaboration on the 3R concept can be found at:

Nomination guidelines

The nominee should have implemented one or more of the 3Rs in a research project and it is important that there has been a valid replacement, refinement or reduction of already planned animal experiments. Research that do not specifically replace, refine or reduce planned animal experiments are not honored. It is of importance that the 3R implementations benefits the quality of the scientific outcome.

Heads of departments, relevant staff and PhD students can nominate a candidate. Please send a motivation including the perspectives of the student’s initiative to implement the 3Rs and how it has supported the quality of the scientific outcome.

Send the motivation to  Jakob Le Fèvre Harslund (jakob@biomed.au.dk) and write 3R NOMINATION in the subject field.

Deadline

Nominations must be submitted no later than Friday the 4th of December 2020.

Selection Process

The recipient will be selected by the Animal Welfare Committee members and will be based on the implementation of the 3Rs.

Presentation of the 3R prize

The award along with 10,000 DKK to the recipients annuum will be presented at the PhD Day, Friday 22 January 2021.