The EUPRIM-Net Project


News 22/09/2014:

22/09/2014 EUPRIM-Net II project with EU funding until 30th June 2015.
The EU Commission has granted a cost-neutral extension to the Research Infrastructure Project EUPRIM-Net II until 30th June 2015. That means that important services like EUPRIM-Net biobank and EUPRIM-Net courses and workshops will also be offered in 2015.
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News 20-21/11/2014:

EUPRIM-Net II - EPV Joint Meeting Primate Nutrition and its Implication in Research. The seminar will run over two full days, with presentations on main topics as well as case reports and discussions on other primate issues. It will be a good opportunity to meet the primate group of people in Europe and share your knowledge and experience, in the nice city of Sevilla.
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News 28-29/11/2013:

EPV seminar / webinar: “Samples collection & testing in NHP”. An interesting and practical seminar which might help us in our routine work. We will also have speakers from the US and remote countries giving presentations via web connection and who will also answer questions from the audience.
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News 30/09/2013:

Three-day workshop on primate welfare and training at the BPRC
A 3-day primate training seminar will be held in the Netherlands from the 30th of September - 2nd of October 2013 hosted by the Biomedical Primate Research Center and in collaboration with EUPrim-Net and AnimalConcepts. [Click here for more information]

News 01/07/2013:

The ABM/PRT Seminar Group of Work Package 3 is now offering on-site courses on different key subjects related to primate behaviour management.
ASeminar Group has been formed, consisting of veterinarians, ethologists, and animal trainers. Together, we have created eight lectures on topics regarding Animal Behaviour Management, ranging from breeding laboratory primates to enrichment and problem solving.
We now offer to come to your facility and present them. We customize our combination of lectures according to your needs; for instance, you might be interested in learning more about how to conduct behavioural studies and how to start training your primates.
All lectures are 3-4 hours long and the target audience is animal technicians; however we believe that all personnel involved in managing the colony, including scientists, would benefit from attending!

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News 09/11/2012:

Veterinary Exchange Programme for EUPRIM-Net members
EUPRIM-Net institutes can provide training for veterinarians/veterinary assistants; costs for travel and housing will be provided by EUPRIM-Net. The Veterinary Training Program is part of Work Package 2. [read more...]

News 15/10/2011:

Website of the Month has been chosen Website of the Month in the October issue of the Magazine LabAnimal Europe (vol 11, no. 10) with excellent ratings in all categories. They resume: "Overall, this website is a good source of information on primate research. It contains some good links and is excellent in serving as a `hub´ for a group of organisations involved in primate breeding and welfare". A copy of the article can be ordered here.

News 16/06/2011:

Young scientists wanted who research on or with primates
The scientific award of the German Primate Center is one of the most remunerative prizes for young scientists in Germany. The Förderkreis des Deutschen Primatenzentrums e.V. (sponsoring group of the German Primate Center) invites young scientists to apply for the scientific award 2011. Precondition for this is an outstanding research work completed last year in Germany with or on non-human primates. [read more...]

News 03/02/2011:

Enrichment Manual for Macaques and Marmosets
BPRC and EUPRIM-Net are proud to announce the publication of “BPRC’s Enrichment Manual for Macaques and Marmosets” [ISBN/EAN 978-90-812355-2-5]. Please place your orders informally at

Press Release 23/11/2010:

EU supports international network on primate research
For biological and biomedical research, science depends on animal experiments. The understanding of complex processes in the body such as, for example, the reaction of the immune system to certain viruses or the control of brain functions sometimes also requires experiments with monkeys, the so-called non-human primates. EUPRIM-Net, a network consisting of eight European research centers, faces up to the special challenges of research with these animals. Under the leadership of the German Primate Center (DPZ) in Göttingen, Germany, EUPRIM-Net wants to advance the standards and methods of husbandry and breeding of primates, support the education in this area and to reduce the number of animal experiments by an increased exchange of samples. The EU will sponsor the continuation of this project, which was initiated in 2006, with seven million Euros for the next four years. [read more...English] [weitere Informationen auf Deutsch]

News 18/03/2010:

EUPRIM-Net: Ensuring Best Practice and the 3Rs inPrimate Research in Europe
The ability of the European Union to ensure the health as well as the cultural and economic progress of its citizens depends on the advancement of scientific knowledge. A central role in this endeavor is played by biological and biomedical research, as it is necessary for our understanding of human and animal physiology and consequently for medical progress. This research employs a multitude of methods, including basic and applied research using animals. It necessitates research on a small number of primates (less than 0.1 % of all animals used in research), where no alternative exists. [read more...]

News 17/03/2010:

"Goldmedal in Science" for Stefan Treue
December 3rd 2009 was an important date for EUPRIM-Net as it was the proposal deadline for the follow-up project EUPRIM-Net II. In terms of primate research it could also be a day to remember, as Stefan Treue, director of the German Research Center and the coordinator of EUPRIM-Net, received notice he would be awarded with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the highest honour awarded in German research. The award ceremony now took place on March 15th 2010. [read more...]

News 03/12/2009:

Submitted: Grant Proposal for EUPRIM-Net follow-up project in FP7
The EUPRIM-Net consortium is applying for a second round of EUPRIM-Net funding in FP7. If granted EUPRIM-Net II could start with the beginning of 2011 and run through 2014. [read more...]

News 30/06/2009:

Cost-neutral extension of EUPRIM-Net until December 2010
The duration of EUPRIM-Net has been extended by 9 months through a cost-neutral extension. [read more...]

Press Release 04/02/2008:

Europas Affen und ihr Netzwerk (german)
Diese Woche (04. - 07.02.08) geht die erste Staffel von insgesamt sechs EUPRIM-Net Kursen zum Umgang mit Primaten in der Obhut des Menschen zu Ende, die sich an Wissenschaftler, Veterinäre und Tierpfleger gleichermaßen wandte. Noch einmal ist das DPZ Gastgeber für ca. 30 Primatologen aus insgesamt zehn verschiedenen Ländern des zumeist europäischen Auslands. [read more ...]

Press Release 26/06/2006:

Kick off meeting EUPRIM-NET (german)
Am 12. und 13. Juni fand im Deutschen Primatenzentrum (DPZ) das erste Treffen des neuen Netzwerkes der europäischen Primatenzentren statt. Das European Primate Network (EUPRIM-NET) verbindet acht europäische Primatenzentren aus fünf Ländern mit dem Ziel, der europäischen Wissenschaft ihre Infrastrukturen zur Nutzung anzubieten, Ressourcen bereitzustellen, das Methodeninventar zu standardisieren und optimieren, sowie die spezifischen Kompetenzen zu bündeln. [read more ...]

Press Release 30/03/2006:

EU-Projekt EUPRIM-NET - Federführung: Deutsches Primatenzentrum DPZ (german)
Am 1. April fällt der Startschuß für den Aufbau eines Netzwerkes europäischer Primatenzentren. Ziel des European Primate Network (EUPRIM-NET) ist es, der europäischen Wissenschaft die vorhandenen Infrastrukturen zu Nutzung anzubieten, Ressourcen bereitzustellen, das Methodeninventar zu standardisieren und optimieren, sowie die spezifischen Kompetenzen zu bündeln. Dabei steht der Tierschutzgedanke im Vordergrund. [read more ...]