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EUPRIM-Net (European Primate Network) (Established 2006)
Professional Society
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Phone: +49 - (0)551 - 3851 - 454   Fax: +49 - (0)551 - 3851 - 228   E-Mail:
Kellnerweg 4, Göttingen, D - 37077 GERMANY

Mission: Advancing 3Rs and International Standards in Biological and Biomedical Research.

EUPRIM-Net is an EU funded project that networks nine European primate centres:
- Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), The Netherlands
- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Station de Primatologie (SdP), France
- German Primate Center (DPZ), Germany
- Health Protection Agancy (HPA)with National Institute for Biological Standard and Control (NIBSC)and Centre for Emergency and Preparedness Response (CEPR), United Kingdom
- Italian National Research Council, Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology (IBCN), Italy
- Medical Research Council (MRC), Centre for Macaques (CFM), United Kingdom
- Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (SMI), Sweden
- Université de Strasbourg (UdS), Centre de Primatologie (CdP), France
- Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität (WWU), Centre for Reproduction Medicine und Andrology (CeRA), Germany

The network is aimed at advancing knowledge and competence in biological and biomedical research, animal keeping and breeding. The project objectives focus on animal welfare, the standardisation of procedures and methods, the enhanced availability of non-human primates and training for those working with primates. All of the network's activities contribute to the 3R-concept - Refinement, Reduction and Replacement.

Courses dedicated e.g. to the implementation of Positive Reinforcement Training (PRT) methods for primates or on general primate biology are held:

A central database on the project website gives researchers an overview of the availability of biological material (tissue, blood, serum, DNA) of different primate species:

The joint research activities focus on improvement of the methods used for pathogen surveillance in primate breeding colonies, telemetry, and alternative methods.

Last Updated: 2011-07-04

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