EUSAAT, the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing, is the European 3Rs Society and is actively promoting the protection of experimental animals according to the 3Rs-Principle (Replace – Reduce – Refine). The society was founded in 1993 as MEGAT (Mitteleuropäische Gesellschaft für Alternativmethoden zu Tierversuchen) and changed its name to EUSAAT in 2008.
We support educational programs in close cooperation with NGOs, regulators, research institutions and industry to improve and implement humane experimental techniques as well as advanced in silico and in vitro methods.
In their ground-breaking book “The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique”, they proposed to refine the experiments, to reduce the number and the suffering of the used experimental animals, and finally to fully replace them by advanced non-animal technologies.
… the dissemination of information on novel approach methodologies as complemental or alternative methods to animal testing.
… for the promotion of the use of non-animal tests in the area of education and continuing education.
… research to develop and validate 3Rs methods to replace, reduce and refine animal tests.
This includes the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and chemical industry, regulatory and basic sciences. To achieve these goals we are hosting the annual European 3Rs congress at the University of Linz/Austria, which was started by local animal welfare groups in 1991.
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