Experimental Design Assistant is now live
A new online tool for in vivo researchers to improve the design of their experiments.
Grimace Scale posters
Posters on the use of facial expressions to assess pain in laboratory animals.
Bioprinting for more predictive efficacy and safety testing
An NC3Rs hosted workshop to advance the development and application of bioprinting approaches.
3Rs Prize launched for 2015
The international 3Rs prize is now accepting applications for 2015.
Humane Endpoints resource
A new guide for humane endpoints in laboratory animal experiements
Non-Animal Technologies Special Interest Group
The development of technologies for more predictive efficacy and safety testing.
2015 CRACK IT Challenges
Two Challenges announced: InMutaGene and Metaboderm. The competition is now open for applications.
Housing and husbandry of dogs
Our updated resource on the housing of laboratory dogs with tools for their welfare assessment
Six newly funded project grants
Read our blog about the £1.65m invested by NC3Rs into several projects.

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.


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