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IQ Consortium and AAALAC International 2015 Global 3Rs Awards Program

IQ Consortium and AAALAC International 2015 Global 3Rs Awards Program

May 21, 2015

The IQ Consortium has partnered with the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) to create a Global 3Rs Award Program.

The Global 3Rs Award Program will recognize significant innovative contributions toward the 3Rs of animal research to advance ethical science by any researcher (nominated author, principal investigator, or research team leader), in academia or industry in any area of biology (e.g., basic science, discovery, development, teaching, testing, manufacture for new medicines, vaccines, medical devices or healthcare products for humans and animals).

Up to Four Global Awards (North America, Europe, Pacific Rim, and the Rest of World) will be presented annually in the amount of $5,000 (USD). Award nominations may be based on any primary research paper that advances any of the 3Rs (i.e., the Refinement, Replacement or Reduction of animal use) and is published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last three years. These may include modifications to existing research techniques or any innovative research approach including, but not limited to: improvements to whole-animal models, tissue-based models (e.g. cell lines, tissue cultures), molecular techniques (e.g. proteomics), analytic and computational models, study design or technique refinements (e.g. sampling technologies, improved test methods), and translational medicine applications.

Download the application.

Nomination Package/Publication Criteria:

Timeline for the IQ Awards nomination process:

The Nomination Package should be sent to:

          AAALAC International
          c/o The Global 3Rs Awards Selection Committee
          5283 Corporate Drive, Suite 203
          Frederick, MD 21703
          Or by email to

Receipt of application will be confirmed by email to candidates by July 6, 2015. If you have not received confirmation or have any questions about this award, please call +301.696.9626 or email at

3Rs Awards Disclaimer
The selection of the awardees represents the opinion of the reviewers. These reviewers regard these publications as innovations and promising advances worthy of recognition and reinforcement of exposure to the greater biomedical community. Award selection is not an endorsement or expectation that these specific 3Rs methods/procedures must be used by IQ Companies and/or AAALAC International accredited institutions. Ultimate adoption of a specific 3Rs strategy into a specific program is often complex and may include acceptance by regulatory bodies. Moreover, the committee recognizes that significant scientific corroboration and experience with the application of the new techniques may be required before a specific method or procedure warrants or achieves widespread adoption.


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