The Swiss 3RCC (3R Competence Centre) has published its first call for applications for funding.

The 3RCC funding program addresses basic and applied research that support the development, optimization, application and implementation of new or modified 3Rs approaches, methods and technologies. The maximum duration of projects is 3 years although extensions in time are possible upon justification. The necessary ethical approvals (e.g., licenses for animal testing, for the use of embryonic stem cells, clinical studies, etc.) need to be in place for funds of approved projects to be released.

Collaborative and multi-centre projects are encouraged including international collaboration as well as collaboration with private/industry/SME research groups. However, the lead organization should be a Swiss-based public research institution and funding will be allocated to Swiss-based lead institutions only. Industry partners may participate with in-kind contributions to the project.