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FRAME Wins EPAA Poster Award

A FRAME poster entitled Training for Reduction by Dr Derek Fry and FRAME Scientific Officer Michelle Hudson has received a European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) award at the partnerships recent annual conference Reduction and Refinement: Combining Excellence in Science and Animal Welfare, held in Brussels.


The EPAA Poster Award is given for a poster presented by universities or NGOs. For 2010, posters in the competition had to be related to the 2010 lead theme on Reduction and Refinement.  The award consists of financial support equivalent to €1500 to be used for reimbursement of expenses related to 3Rs activities (e.g., in support of research, dissemination activities or participation of the authors in relevant conferences or workshops).


The FRAME poster provided an outline of the FRAME Reduction Steering Committee (FRSC) Training Schools in Experimental Design and Statistics. It highlighted the identified need for improved training in good experimental design to reduce and refine the numbers of animals used in biomedical experiments.


As well as detailing how the FRSC have successfully conducted such training over the past three years, it also emphasized the need for additional support to ensure that the Schools can continue to be accessible to scientists throughout Europe.

Details of other awards given at the conference can be seen at: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/epaa/3_4_awards.htm. For further information about the conference please see http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/epaa/3_2_conf_2010.htm.

For poster click here.

The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is an unprecedented voluntary collaboration between the European Commission, European trade associations, and companies from seven industry sectors.


The partners are committed to pooling knowledge and resources to accelerate the development, validation and acceptance of alternative approaches to further the reduction, refinement and replacement (3Rs) of animal use in regulatory testing.


Archived January 20, 2011