||The goal of the Swiss3RNetwork platform is to promote the exchange and compilation of 3R-relevant unique expertise that is widely scattered in various teams and labs and to disseminate the accumulated knowledge, knowhow and expertise in particular to newcomers in the field.
Despite considerable achievements in the development of alternative methods (replacement), the understanding of complex interactions in the living organism still is based on animal experiments. In this respect the implementation of the principles reduction and refinement are of particular importance. The Swiss3RNetwork provides a member-driven platform to bring together, share and distribute fragmented expertise in order to promote the 3R principles in practice: Advice can be seeked or be given in Forum 1; fresh ideas can be brought up for discussion in Forum 2; protocols and reports can be made available, in particular reports on unpublished findings or failures to replicate published studies. The accumulated information can be retrieved via a search function.