Internal 3R Award

The Novo Nordisk 3R Award is given to employees who contribute to bringing Novo Nordisk's commitment to the 'Reduction, Refinement or Replacement' (3Rs) principles into action. The award was established to recognise employees who improve the conditions for animals used in research and to emphasise the importance of a constant focus on animal welfare.

At the award ceremony employees share and exchange ideas. An external jury of animal welfare specialist selects the winning project. All employees in research and development are encouraged to participate.


Please find the 2017 nominees' abstracts concerning different animal categories below. In agreement with their authors, the abstracts are published herein to provide examples of Novo Nordisk 3R initiatives taking place each year. The abstracts include views of the individual authors, and do not represent Novo Nordisk's position. You can consult Novo Nordisk's position on animal ethics here.

1. Nominee: Dogs (PDF)

2. Nominee: Mice (PDF)

3. Nominee: Pigs (PDF)

4. Nominee: Mice (PDF)

5. Nominee: Rats (PDF)

6. Winner of 3R Award 2017: Mice (PDF)


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