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Funding

FIN3R issues no grants. The following is an overview of the primary parties who fund research.

Finnish funding:

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Academy of Finland

The Academy of Finland funds high-quality scientific research, provides expertise in science and science policy, and strengthens the position of science and research.

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Business Finland

Business Finland provides funding for research, product development and various business development needs for SMEs in particular. Large corporations and research organisations can receive funding for joint projects with SMEs.

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Aurora

The Aurora search database catalogues Finnish science and art funding opportunities, including everything from project funding to personal grants. The database receives continuous updates and currently has funding opportunities from over 400 sponsors. The data in Aurora is collected directly from the sponsors.

International funding:

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IMI

The Innovative Medicines Initiative is funded jointly by the European Union (represented by the European Commission) and the European pharmaceutical industry (represented by EFPIA, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations).

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NordForsk

NordForsk is an organisation under the Nordic Council of Ministers that provides funding for and facilitates Nordic cooperation on research and research infrastructure.

EU calls and programmes

Open calls:
https://ec.europa.eu/info...

Realised projects:
https://ec.europa.eu...

3R centres and organisations:

European Commission

National centres

Associations

European Consensus Platform for Alternatives (ecopa), is an umbrella organisation for national associations), ecopa.eu

European Animal Research Association, EARA, www.eara.eu

European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EUSAAT), www.eusaat-congress.eu

Finnish Laboratory Science Association, FinLAS, www.finlas.fi

Foundations

Swizerland: 3R Research Foundation Switzerland: https://www.forschung3r.ch

Virtual Centre for Alternative and Complementary Methods to Animal Testing VZET: https://www.tiho-hannover.de...

Guidelines:

ICH guidelines for pharmaceutical testing: www.ich.org...

OECD Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) guidelines: www.oecd.org...

OECD guidelines for chemical safety testing: www.oecd.org...

Databases:

http://alttox.org/mapp/table-of-validated-and-acceted-alternative-methods
http://ecvam-dbalm.jrc.ec.europa.eu
https://eurl-ecvam.jrc.ec.europa.eu/validation-regulatory-acceptance
https://www.bfr.bund.de...
www.epa.gov/pesticides/new-epa-guidance-testing-pesticides-will-reduce-animal-testing
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1352108 
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/pubhealth/evalatm/accept-methods/index.html
www.acutetox.eu
https://oacu.oir.nih.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/arac-guidelines/zebrafish.pdf

ALTTOX, non-animal methods of toxicity testing
http://alttox.org

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