EUSAAT - The European 3Rs Society

EUSAAT, the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing, is the European 3Rs Society. EUSAAT is actively promoting the protection of experimental animals according to the 3Rs-Principle (refine - reduce - replace) developed by Bill Russel und Rex Burch in 1959 in their ground-breaking book “The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique”. Russel and Burch 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.

To this end EUSAAT is serving as European 3Rs platform by offering expertise and networking, and supporting educational programs in close cooperation with NGOs, regulators, research institutions and industry to improve and implement humane experimental techniques as wells as advanced in silico und in vitro methods.

EUSAAT is focusing its activities on all areas in the life sciences, which are relying on the use of experimental animals including the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and chemical industry, regulatory and basic sciences. To achieve these goals EUSAAT is hosting the European 3Rs congresses at the University of in Linz/Austria, which were started by local animal welfare groups in 1991.

In 2019 EUSAAT will hold its annual conference on 10 - 13 October 2019 at the University of Linz/Austria.

By becoming an EUSAAT member, you can help us to promote alternatives to animal testing according to the 3Rs-Principle.