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DK: Financial support for research into alternatives to animal experiments

EU: EU-ToxRisk to start in 2016

EU: DB-ALM provides non-guideline in vitro test methods in OECD compliant format

EU: ECHA responds to PETA’s petition to avoid animal tests

EU: EURL ECVAM Status Report 2015 published

EU: Patent on genetically modified rats and mice revoked

GER: Berlin 3Rs prize awarded for work published in ALTEX

GER: CERST to receive €200,000 per year for five years

GER: German Animal Welfare Research Award goes to DZF chair in Konstanz

GER: German center for the protection of experimental animals (Bf3R) opens

GER: Three 3R university chairs in Hesse to be filled

INT: New OECD Test Guidelines available

INT: PISC funds design of an in vitro test to assess the inhalation toxicity of nanomaterials

INT: PISC Prize for AOP development in AOP Wiki announced

NLD: Two revamped 3Rs websites launched

SUI: Swiss Federal Council proposes establishment of competence center

SUI: In memory of Irène Hagmann

TUN: Emerging interest in the 3Rs in Tunisia

TUR: Medical journal excludes animal experiments

TUR: Qualified ban on animal tests for cosmetics

UK: Design award for organs-on-chips

UK: New London network for stem cell and in vitro scientists

UK: NC3Rs launches new web resources

UK: NC3Rs designs mouse and rat grimace scale posters

UK: International 3Rs Prize announced for 2015

UKR: Four universities introduce alternatives to animal experiments in education

USA: USDA publishes 2014 Animal Use Statistics

USA: USDA issues guidance for reducing animal use for vaccine testing

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