EPAA Refinement Prize 2017

The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is proud to announce its 2017 Refinement Prize. This prize of €6000 will be granted to a laboratory technician, animal caretaker or technologist who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in implementing and raising awareness of Refinement of animal testing. PURPOSE Laboratory technicians, technologists and animal caretakers carry out much of the work using animals for regulatory safety testing purposes and are thus closely involved in efforts to apply Refinement strategies in such studies. Refinement is one of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of testing on animals). Refinement refers to the modification of any procedure, husbandry and care practices with laboratory animals along their entire lifetime, so as to minimise pain and distress and enhance their well-being1. The purpose of this prize is to target those actually implementing alternative approaches to animal testing and raise awareness of their role for the day to day application of the Refinement principles in particular.

In a nutshell

Targeted applicants: laboratory technicians, animal caretakers, animal technologists

Prize grant: 6000€

Selection criteria: see call for submissions

Deadline for submissions: 8 September 2017