HPRA 3Rs Conference, 17th May 2017, Croke Park, Dublin

Event Date: 17/05/2017 - 17/01/2017 18:00

The HPRA is the competent authority in Ireland responsible for the implementation of EU legislation (Directive 2010/63/EU) for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.  The section within the HPRA specifically responsible for the implementation of the Directive is called the Scientific Animal Protection (SAP) section.  The SAP team within the HPRA are committed to ensuring that the care and use of animals for scientific purposes is in line with the 3R principles (replacement, reduction and refinement).

The principles of the 3Rs (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement) were developed over 50 years ago as a framework for humane animal research. They have subsequently become embedded in national and international legislation regulating the use of animals in scientific procedures.

In order to enhance awareness of the 3Rs amongst the research community in Ireland and beyond the HPRA is planning to host a 3Rs information day on May 17th 2017. 

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Aims of the Conference

Promotion of the 3Rs by delivering a series of informative and engaging presentations which will give attendees information and ideas they can take back to their establishments and organisations, and work with and apply to their research, with the aim of improving the implementation of the 3Rs both nationally and further afield. 


The day will consist of a general morning session, with 3R topics relevant to all attendees, followed by a dual stream in the afternoon – one stream will focus mainly on practical aspects of Refinement, while the parallel stream will focus on Replacement.

Agenda for HPRA 3Rs Conference - Updated on 6th April 2017

Who should attend?

HPRA SAP Stakeholders – Principal Investigators, researchers, authorisation holders, named persons, animal care staff, ethics committee members, AWB members.  Different aspects of the 3Rs are relevant to these persons in different ways. 

Other competent authorities – in addition to gaining useful information on the 3Rs, it could be beneficial for other MS to experience a 3Rs meeting hosted by a competent authority.  This could encourage other MS hosting their own 3Rs days, resulting in a positive impact on the 3Rs across Europe. 

Date and venue

17th May 2017, Croke Park, Dublin


The fees to attend are as follows;
€75 per person 
€150 for three people 
€250 for five people

CPD/CVE credits

IAT and LASA CPD credits and VCI CVE credits available for attendance at this event


To register please use the following link http://www.etouches.com/3revent 

If you have any questions please contact events@hpra.ie

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