NC3Rs Vision 2015-2025 published
Setting out our vision for the next ten years
2014 CRACK IT Challenges now open
Three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors
3Rs resouces
Our extensive library of 3Rs resources includes guidelines, practical information and themed hubs
Our Science
Search our science programmes, from funded grants and awards to our in house programmes
2015 Funding Panel vacancies: now recruiting
We are now recruiting members to join our Grant, Studentship and Fellowship Panels
Project grants now open
Find out how to apply for an NC3Rs project grant
3Rs prize open to applications
£20k prize for high quality research with 3Rs impact
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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