Education

With different educational offers, Charité 3R aims at supporting researchers with in-depth training in the principles of the 3Rs, providing young scientists with the knowledge for choosing the models with the greatest promise of addressing particular research questions - in order to maximize both the generalizability and clinical benefit of translational research.

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Alternatives to Animal Models in Biomedical Research – the Principles of 3Rs

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Course "Alternatives to animal models" in the summer semester 2019

Animal experimentation is still playing a major role in biomedical and translational research. However, due to limited transferability on the one hand as well as strong technological progress and ethical concerns on the other, alternative models get more in focus to address central scientific questions. Therefore, this 1-week PhD course introduces along the 3Rs principles of “Replacement, Reduction and Refinement” the current developments in this field. In lectures and hands-on sessions, (mainly) Charité research groups present innovative methods such as 3D (bio-)printing, organoids or in silico modelling and how these could contribute to minimize animal use. Moreover, in interactive seminars we discuss ethical aspects how animal welfare in biomedical research can be improved.

Next Course:

***cancelled/postponed due to current health situation***

23rd - 27th March 2020

Workload for PhD students: 40 UE | 2,9 ECTS-CP
This course is now fully booked.

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Animal Ethics and the 3Rs principles in Biomedical Research: Replace, Reduce, Refine

Animal experimentation is still playing a major role within the field of biomedical and translational research. However, due to limited transferability on the one side as well as strong technological progress and ethical concerns on the other, alternative models get more in focus to address central scientific questions. This course introduces the 3Rs principles of “Replacement, Reduction and Refinement” and in interactive seminars we discuss ethical aspects how animal welfare in biomedical research can be improved.

This 7 h-lecture & Workshop is integrated in our 1-week course, Alternatives to Animal Models in Biomedical Research – the Principles of 3Rs, but independent attendance is possible.

Next Course:

***cancelled/postponed due to current health situation***

23rd March 2020

Workload for PhD students: 7 UE | 0.5 ECTS-CP

If you want to participate, please register here.


ReThink 3R

Would you like to learn more about the 3Rs principles for animal experiments? 

Charité 3R and the ReThink3R-Team invite you to an interactive workshop focusing on the 3Rs (Replace, Reduce, Refine). Think about new approaches to the 3Rs or figure out why sometimes it is so difficult to implement the 3Rs in daily research. By using Design Thinking methods, you get an unbiased and playful approach to the 3Rs and find creative space to exchange experiences and work on ways to further implement these principles.
Ideally, participants in the "Rethink 3R" course have already gained initial experience in the field of 3Rs, e.g. by participating in the course "Alternatives to Animal Models in Biomedical Research", for finding highly innovative solutions. As a minimum level, participants are expected to read the information material sent out 10 days before the course.

Next Course:

***cancelled/postponed due to current health situation***

1st - 2nd April 2020

Workload for PhD students: 1 ECTS-CP

If you want to participate, please register here.