What is this all


ReThink3R aims at organizing interdisciplinary workshops focusing on the 3Rs using Design Thinking methods.

The 3R principle

The 3R principle (Replace, Reduce and Refine) describes interventions for replacing animal experiments by alternative methods, for reducing the numbers of animals and for refining animal experiments in order to reduce animal suffering.

Design Thinking

Design Thinking is an innovation method that helps to find practical and user-centred solutions in an effective team-work setting.

Our Vision

We believe that the combination of 3R with Design Thinking is a very effective approach to discuss the emotionally charged topic of animal experiments, to transfer the knowledge about the 3R principle, to work on innovative solutions for their implementation and train the competences required for a change of mindset within the scientific community.


News, Activities, Workshops

Next Online ReThink3R-workshop with Charité 3R

We are looking forward to our upcoming Online ReThink3R-workshop with Charité 3R in March 2021 https://charite3r.charite.de/ausbildung/promovierende/. It is open to PhD-students from Charité and other Berlin universities. Innovative Prototypes will …

Upcoming Online ReThink3R-Workshop with the University of Zurich

https://www.tierschutz.uzh.ch/dam/jcr:6bd0b178-bcb4-4c1f-a581-b79dd78e7894/2021.01.26_ReThink3R_Flyer%20Version_LB%281%29.pdf Interactive Design ThinkingWorkshop on innovative solutions for promoting and implementing the 3Rs Organised by the Department Animal Welfare and 3R, University of Zurich