The Swiss Federal Council has launched a new national research program on the topic “Advancing 3Rs - Animals, Research and Society” (NFP 79). The main goals of the program are to reduce the number of animal experiments in scientific research, to refine animal experiments and to develop basic principles of ethical and social aspects in this area. The program budget is 20 million CHF for five years. The call for proposals will be published in spring.

Dr. Marjory Hunt, Abteilung Programme/Programm Managerin,; +41 31 308 23 79