AAALAC: News Printed from on March 28, 2017

IQ Consortium and AAALAC International 
2015 Global 3Rs Awards Program


2017 application information will be posted in the coming months...


The Global 3Rs Awards program recognizes 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 in 2016 in the amount of $5,000 (USD). Award nominations should be based on a 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.

Nomination Package/Publication Criteria:

The Nomination Package must include all of the following items. If possible please assemble as one PDF file in the order listed below.

  • Nominating Letter (candidates may self-nominate)
  • Completed Application Form
  • Copy of the published Research Paper*

*Research papers must be published between 15 June 2013 and 15 June 2016. Only one single paper can be nominated. Papers previously submitted to the Global 3Rs Award program are not eligible.

Timeline for the IQ Awards nomination process:

  • Call for nominations: April, May
  • Nomination package deadline: 4:00 p.m. EDT, June 15
  • Award recipients notified: September
  • Award Presentation: November

The Nomination Package should be sent to:

Mail: AAALAC International
c/o The Global 3Rs Awards Selection Committee
5205 Chairman's Court, Suite 300
Frederick, MD 21703

Receipt of application will be confirmed by email to candidates by June 23, 2016. 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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