3R Guide is designed to help users locate resources which can be used to implement the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) in animal experiments. The database can be easily accessed from www.3RGuide.info
The Guide may be searched either with plain text, or by choosing Categories (e.g. Agricultural animals), Types (e.g. Databases) or 3R Relevance (e.g. Refinement). Items with a known Title may also be specifically searched for (search engines for authors and suppliers are under construction).
Please use the search engine in the blue field on the right hand side of this page to search 3R Guide.
We have just released version 1 of a new search engine which incorporates several advanced features. This may be accessed at search.norecopa.no
A Help File describing these features can be read here.
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When the search results are returned, these also contain hits in the NORINA, TextBase and Classic AVs databases, as well as hits on the webpages. These hits are displayed as links under the "Refine your search" heading in the blue area in the right-hand margin.
If you wish to see a list of all the items cited in 3R Guide in alphabetical order, click here.
3R Guide is a collaboration between Norecopa and the US Department of Agriculture's Animal Welfare Information Center in Beltsville, USA. We thank Laboratory Animals Ltd., the Stiansen Foundation and the Scottish Accreditation Board for financial support for the development of this database.
The information in this database is an updated and expanded version of the collection of resources in a paper entitled The use of databases, information centres and guidelines when planning research that may involve animals (Smith AJ & Allen T, 2005, Animal Welfare, 14, 347-359). The paper is copyright UFAW but it is available (by permission from UFAW) here.
We do not accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information on this website and we encourage you to report any errors or omissions, using the Feedback button in the right hand margin.