Jeffrey de Gier is a clinician, instructor and portfolio holder of the department of Clinical Sciences of the faculty of Veterinary Medicine. He was part of a team that managed to acquire a soft plastinate of a bitch for the faculty’s Skills Lab. This would not have been possible without the support of the 3Rs Stimulus Fund.
Jan van der Valk will be leaving as head of the 3Rs-Centre at the end of 2021. In the last few years he more or less personified the centre all by himself, with a few support staff who came and went. How does he look back on his time at the centre, and how should we proceed with regard to Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal experiments?
The Transition to Animal-Free Innovations Utrecht working group visits all groups of Utrecht University, UMC Utrecht and University of Applied Sciences Utrecht that are involved in animal testing and animal-free innovations. This is done in the form of Round Tables. Unfortunately most of them had to take place online, but the advantage is that they were very well attended as a result.