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IQ Consortium and AAALAC International  2015 Global 3Rs Awards Program 

The Global 3Rs Awards program will recognize significant innovative contributions toward the 3Rs of animal research to advance ethical science by any researcher (nominated author, principal investigator, or research team leader), in academia or industry in any area of biology (e.g., basic science, discovery, development, teaching, testing, manufacture for new medicines, vaccines, medical devices or healthcare products for humans and animals). 

Up to Four Global Awards (North America, Europe, Pacific Rim, and the Rest of World) will be presented annually in the amount of $5,000 (USD). Award nominations may be based on any primary research paper that advances any of the 3Rs (i.e., the Refinement, Replacement or Reduction of animal use) and is published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last three years. These may include modifications to existing research techniques or any innovative research approach including, but not limited to: improvements to whole-animal models, tissue-based models (e.g. cell lines, tissue cultures), molecular techniques (e.g. proteomics), analytic and computational models, study design or technique refinements (e.g. sampling technologies, improved test methods), and translational medicine applications. 

Download the application.

Nomination Package/Publication Criteria:

  • Nominating Letter (candidates may self-nominate) 
  • Application Form 
  • Scientific Publication

Timeline for the IQ Awards nomination process:

  • Call for nominations: May and June
  • Nomination package deadline: July 1
  • Selection Committee reviews nomination packages: July and August
  • Award recipients notified: September
  • Award Presentation: November

The Nomination Package should be sent to: 

AAALAC International 
c/o The Global 3Rs Awards Selection Committee 
5283 Corporate Drive, Suite 203 
Frederick, MD 21703 
Or by email to

Receipt of application will be confirmed by email to candidates by July 6, 2015. If you have not received confirmation or have any questons about this award, please call +301.696.9626 or email at

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