Vacancies at the NC3Rs
We are recruiting for a number of exciting roles at the NC3Rs, both based at our London office and in two regions across the UK.
Guidance on social housing during telemetry studies
NC3Rs working group publishes findings to improve the welfare of laboratory animals.
Extended deadline for David Sainsbury Fellowship call
We are accepting informal outlines to the 2016 call for David Sainsbury Fellowships.
Experimental design in the limelight
The first in a new series of monthly blog posts written by our Chief Executive, Dr Vicky Robinson.
Mini-brains hold potential to replace animal studies
An in-depth blog on the impact of Dr Lancaster's 3Rs Prize-winning research.
The NC3Rs supports the Pint of Science festival
Researchers will be presenting their NC3Rs funded work at three events this May.
Improving the welfare of laboratory dogs
A blog exploring the research of Dr Laura Hall, winner of the 2015 3Rs Prize.
Experimental Design Assistant
Our online tool for in vivo researchers to improve their experimental design.
The NC3Rs working with Brazil, India and China
A blog on how the NC3Rs proactive approach is spreading the 3Rs message internationally.

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.



Setting out the NC3Rs vision for the next ten years, the publication is divided into five inter-related areas; Practice, Procedures, People, Places and Policy. 

Click here to read our ten year vision, from 2015-2025.

Current funding

Submission date:
The deadline for informal outline submission to the NC3Rs has been extended.

Submission date:
We are now inviting the submission of informal outlines for the 2016 call for PhD Studentship proposals.

A Special Interest Group to connect technology developers with the business community in the development of non-animal technologies (NATs) for improved efficacy and safety testing.