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SGV is dedicated to the promotion of laboratory animal science, as well as the furthering of animal protection and ethical considerations in animal experiments. These aims shall be attained by organising education and the flow of information within the scientific community.more

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SGV: "Since 1987 an intermediary between animal welfare and research for the benefit of humans and animals"

We are a key partner for the authorities, scientists and the public. Our dedication is to promote the 3Rs (REPLACE, REDUCE, REFINE) and the animal welfare and ethical considerations in animal experimentation.

We organize, support and offer:

  • A two-day scientific meeting and a symposium at the annual meeting of the Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2).
  • We initiates and support different networks and working groups promoting the aims of the SGV.
  • Each year our society awards a prize to an outstanding contribution to the 3Rs and animal welfare in the field of laboratory animal science.
  • We give financial support granted to young researchers attending training courses or meetings and persons who will actively promote and implement the 3Rs and we also financially support projects related to the goals of the SGV with the “SGV 25 years fund".

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Save the date for the SGV Meeting 28/29 Nov. 2023 in Zurich

SGV's annual meeting will take place on 28-29 Novembre 2023 at the Technopark in Zurich.


SGV Newsletter #52 2021

It is time to talk about animal experimentation. With a SPECIAL ISSUE COMMUNICATION ON ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION!

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The actual SGV Awardees

Reduce: Prof Hanno Würbel University of Berne Switzerland

Prof Würbel gives us an interview about propriately designed and analysed animal experiments that are robust and reproducible, and truly add to the knowledge base and therefore reduces the use of animals.

Replace: Prof Patrycja Novak-Sliwinska University of Geneva Switzerland

Prof Patricja Nowak-Sliwinska points out accelerating the development and use of models and tools, based on the latest science and technologies, can improve important scientific questions without the use of animals and therefore replace them.

Refine: Prof Jane Hurst University of Liverpool England

Prof Jane Hurst from the University of Liverpool gives us a interisting interview with tunneling of mice as a good example for refinement.


Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association (SGV)
c/o PD Dr. Birgit Ledermann
PO Box
4056 Basel

The SGV Meeting 2023 will take place at the Technopark in Zurich on Nov. 28th and 29th, 2023.

Our official journal "Laboratory Animals, the international journal of laboratory animal science and welfare"

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