2014 annual report
Our Annual Report 2014 features highlights from our tenth anniversary year in a new interactive online format
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NC3Rs/Society of Biology 3Rs Symposium
JUNE: Symposium to showcase scientific & technological advances in the 3Rs
Non-Animal Technologies Special Interest Group
Connecting the research and business communities in the development of technologies for more predictive efficacy and safety testing.
Developing non-animal technologies
Competition for investment of up to £6m in collaborative R&D projects
Blog: Experimental design
Efforts to improve the design of animal experiments gathers momentum
Get my (genetic) drift
A discussion on the possible impact of genetic drift on the integrity of the data from GA mouse studies
We have a range of schemes to support projects, infrastructure, and training and career development

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

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Deadline for submission of invited Phase 2 applications for Challenges 17 and 18

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