Compassion Fatigue Initiative

We’re collaborating to promote compassion fatigue resiliency in research animal personnel. 

Animal research personnel are exposed to animal suffering, euthanasia, and social stigma while deeply caring for research animals. As a result, they can experience difficult emotions leading to workplace stress and compassion fatigue.  

The North American 3Rs Collaborative is creating bespoke materials to promote compassion fatigue resiliency for our field. This includes a resource hub and institutional support by creating an institutional starter pack for promoting compassion fatigue resiliency. This starter pack will be formally evaluated via a 3-year longitudinal survey. 

We are no longer accepting institutions or collaborators for our 2022 pilot program. However, please email us at if you’re interested in getting access to our materials after the pilot. 

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