Welcome to Norecopa's new website, which was launched on 31 May 2016 (more information about Norecopa).
The aim of this website is
To provide a one-stop-shop for those looking for resources to Replace, Reduce or Refine the use of animals in research.
Please explore the menus and submenus at the top of page, to get an idea of the scope of this website.
You can return to the homepage at any time by clicking on the logo at the top of each page.
Not sure what to search for? Put an asterisk (*) in the search field and hit ENTER (or click on the magnifying glass to the right of the search field). This will return a list of everything on Norecopa's website. Then narrow your search results using the filters in the right-hand margin. Contact Norecopa if you still cannot find what you are looking for.
This site includes, among other resources:
- the PREPARE guidelines for planning animal experiments
- a Refinement Wiki
- the databases NORINA, TextBase, 3R Guide and Classic AVs
- collections of resources from the US National Agricultural Library
- EU Commission datasets on 3Rs Knowledge Sources, Training Courses & Resources and Non-animal models of respiratory diseases
- relevant content from the website of the Laboratory Animal Unit at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science, transferred to Norecopa in 2011 (oslovet.norecopa.no)
- films showing handling and procedures on laboratory animals, which were originally made available at film.oslovet.norecopa.no
- an intelligent search engine built specifically for the task of performing one search simultaneously in all these resources
Our aim has been to avoid any dead links if you have bookmarked pages from these old websites. Please use the feedback facilities on this new site if you find any errors, or have suggestions for improvements.
This new site will gradually be populated with pictures to make it more visually interesting, but our main emphasis has been to produce a searchable database of quality resources.
The development of the content on this website has taken place since 1991 and has been partially funded by a large number of sponsors, to whom we are very grateful. These sponsors have in no way influenced the content or quality of the material on the website. Norecopa is an independent member organisation with a Board representing all the major stakeholders in animal research. Our aim has been to provide selected material (peer-reviewed where available) of high quality which can help to advance the Three Rs. It is therefore not a complete listing of all resources within the field of laboratory animal science. Many records cite products (e.g. books and audiovisual aids) which are commercially available. The prices of these products are likely to change and users of this website should always contact the supplier for the latest information.
We hope you find the site useful and we would like to hear from you, regardless of your opinion. Please also contact us if you discover dead links, or resources which you consider deserve a mention on this website.
The website was presented at the FELASA congress in Brussels in June 2016 just after its launch, both in the form of a poster and a presentation. We have also written text in English and Norwegian which may be used freely to advertise the website.
A presentation of the website (29.11.2016)
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