2015 CRACK IT Challenges
Two Challenges announced: InMutaGene and Metaboderm. Register now for launch event on 10 September.
Our Science
Search our science programmes, from funded grants and awards to our in house programmes
A new online resource featuring useful tools for researchers wishing to implement microsampling in their studies.
Non-Animal Technologies Special Interest Group
Connecting the research and business communities in the development of technologies for more predictive efficacy and safety testing.
ShARM: Shared Ageing Research Models
Facilitating the sharing of ageing mouse tissues for 3Rs benefits
Our resources
An extensive library of 3Rs resources including guidelines, practical information and themed hubs
NEW: The Macaque Website
A resource for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques
Animal Technicians’ Symposium 2015
16 September 2015: Jointly hosted by the NC3Rs and IAT
Consistency Testing in Vaccine Lot Release Testing
16-18 September 2015: IABS Conference co-sponsored by the NC3Rs

Pioneering Better Science


The NC3Rs is the UK's national organisation which leads the discovery and application of new technologies and approaches to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals for scientific purposes (the 3Rs).

We collaborate with scientists and organisations from across the life sciences sector, nationally and internationally, including universities, the pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer products industries, other research funders, and regulatory authorities.

We fund 3Rs research, training and career development, support open innovation and commercialisation of 3Rs technologies, and stimulate changes in policy, regulations and practice relating to the use of animals.

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Our open innovation programme supports the development of marketable products and improved business processes with 3Rs benefits.

Our 3Rs impacts are wide ranging, from policy and regulatory change to the development and uptake of new technologies and approaches.


Current funding

Submission date:
Competition opens on 14/09/2015

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