DATASET

Inventory of the 3Rs knowledge sources

Collection: EURL-ECVAM : European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing 

Description

In the context of the European Commission's Communication published in response to the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Vivisection", Action 1 aimed to conduct an assessment of current technologies, information sources and networks from all relevant sectors with potential impact on the advancement of the refinement, reduction and replacement of animals used for scientific purposes (the "Three Rs"). The main objective of this study is to map knowledge sources relevant to the Three Rs, to examine how knowledge is being shared, and to identify possible gaps and opportunities to enhance knowledge sharing. An inventory of knowledge sources (KS) potentially relevant to the Three Rs used in the area of life sciences has been compiled which should be viewed as a snapshot of the current status of knowledge sources available (the supply), and as a starting point for further analysis of knowledge sharing strategies.

Contact

Email
clemens.wittwehr (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

  • Tracey Holley
  • Gerard Bowe
  • Ivana Campia
  • Susanne Belz
  • Elisabet Berggren
  • Annett Janusch Roi
  • Clemens Wittwehr
    0000-0003-2760-7702
  • Maurice Whelan

How to cite

Holley, Tracey; Bowe, Gerard; Campia, Ivana; Belz, Susanne; Berggren, Elisabet; Janusch Roi, Annett; Wittwehr, Clemens; Whelan, Maurice (2017): Inventory of the 3Rs knowledge sources. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-eurl-ecvam-eurl-ecvam-3rs

Keywords

animal-free testing collaboration health chemical safety consumer R and D

Data access

Database (v1)
Download 
  • Survey database (v1)

Reducing animal testing through better knowledge sharing
URL 
  • The JRC has carried out a study of available knowledge on the replacement, reduction and refinement (the 3Rs) of animal procedures used in research and testing to understand how supply of such knowledge can better meet demand. Findings show that although much 3Rs knowledge exists, its sharing can be improved through better coordination, communication and outreach, and by more emphasis on targeted education and training initiatives.

Publications

Publication
Accelerating progress in the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing through better knowledge sharing
Holley, T., Bowe, G., Campia, I., Belz, S., Berggren, E., Janusch Roi, A., Wittwehr, C. and Whelan, M., Accelerating progress in the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing through better knowledge sharing, EUR 28234 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2016, ISBN 978-92-79-63892-3 (online),978-92-79-63893-0 (print); 978-92-79-75214-8 (ePub), doi:10.2788/934083 (online),10.2788/243531 (print), 10.2788/35428 (ePub), JRC103906.
  • Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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  • Abstract

    In the context of the European Commission's Communication published in response to the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Vivisection", Action 1 aimed to conduct an assessment of current technologies, information sources and networks from all relevant sectors with potential impact on the advancement of the refinement, reduction and replacement of animals used for scientific purposes (the "Three Rs"). The main objective of this study is to map knowledge sources relevant to the Three Rs, to examine how knowledge is being shared, and to identify possible gaps and opportunities to enhance knowledge sharing. An inventory of knowledge sources (KS) potentially relevant to the Three Rs used in the area of life sciences has been compiled which should be viewed as a snapshot of the current status of knowledge sources available (the supply), and as a starting point for further analysis of knowledge sharing strategies. A public survey was also conducted to complement this study (supply versus demand), and to inform on how to proceed effectively with any knowledge management strategy. The survey has revealed that many involved in this area consider that whilst access to relevant knowledge sources is adequate, there is a need for better coordination of the sources, as well as for the communication of information. Opportunities for face-to-face exchanges are highly valued and there is a firm call for more developments in education and training at professional, university and secondary school levels.

Geographic areas

European Union

Temporal coverage

From date To date
2017-01-01 2017-12-31

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2018-12-14
Modified date
2018-12-20
Issued date
2017-11-08
Landing page
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/research-topic/alternatives-animal-testing-and-safety-assessment-chemicals 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Economy and finance, Science and technology
Update frequency
irregular
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-eurl-ecvam-eurl-ecvam-3rs
Popularity
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