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Animal Research and Computational Neuroscience

Even this young discipline, however, can not do without any experimental data. Animal experiments will continue to be necessary in the future, in order to clarify basic questions about the function of the nervous systems of humans and animals, to acquire basic data for the design of models, to challenge hypotheses and to safely test medical or technological applications before they are applied in humans.

The scientists of the Bernstein Network are firmly committed to the 3R principles ("refine, reduce, and replace"). All research is designed such that animal experiments get refined, the number of experiments and animals used is reduced, and, wherever possible, animal experiments are replaced by alternative metods.

News on the ongoing redefinition of animal welfare legislation in Europe:

Publications about animal research in general: