INVITATION TO A WORKSHOP ON REPLACEMENT
FIN3R (the 3R Centre Finland, https://fin3r.fi/en) is a cooperation forum established in Spring 2022 for universities, research institutes, authorities, and industry that promotes the 3Rs in research and education. The objective is to promote the development and use of methods and strategies based on the 3Rs in education and scientific research as well as in animal breeding and keeping. This will be accomplished by increasing the education and training of the researchers on 3R methods, further the development of these methods, and dissemination of the best practices to researchers and operators. University researchers or research groups develop models and methods that are mostly applied for their use but could be widely used by others or their expertise could be broadly leveraged.
Some of you might remember me when I was evaluating the needs and interests of the 3R center and especially from a Replacement perspective. Now I invite you to a one-day workshop to draft an action plan for the coming years; what is needed and what we should do. Although the area we will tackle is Replacement i.e. all non-animal methods and strategies but every one of you are very welcome to the University of Helsinki, Porthania, 24.10.2022 9-15 o´clock.
On behalf of the Replacement team, I wish you cordially welcome. Because of the coffee service we need your registration. Please register yourselves by 17.10.2022 using the link: https://forms.office.com/r/PBKWJJeZTK. The program is attached.
Call for new directors
FIN3R Centre is looking for new directors for each 3R area (Refinement, Reduction and Replacement). The three-year term begins in January 2023 and there may be a maximum of two consecutive terms. The position is an honorary position, no salary is paid.
The candidates must currently be employed by a Finnish Institution (academic, industrial, regulatory, private) and be able to use fluent English. All nationalities are accepted.
The directors are expected to actively assist in organizing events and activities related to their R-area and to promote 3R knowledge in general. Good networking skills are valuable.
Applicants are requested to submit
· motivation letter
· a pragmatic program (with visions and ideas) of the planned activities in the R area
The FIN3R Centre Advisory Board elects new directors. The deadline for applications is 30 September 2022. Board members (Chair, Coordinator, 3R Directors and Advisors) evaluate applications and appoint new directors by the end of year 2022.
The criteria are:
1. scientific profile (academic excellence is valued)
3. motivation letter
Please send applications to Dr. Tarja Toimela (email@example.com)
- FIN 3R Centre launch event was held on the 3rd June, 2022.
See the videos of the presentations on Videos and presentations page.
- Announcement for Björn Ekwall Memorial Foundation Award 2022. More info