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Board member vacancies

We are inviting applications from high calibre senior scientists, based in leading research organisations, to join the NC3Rs Board from October 2014. Application deadline: 28 April 2014.

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Annual Report 2013

Over the last year, we have concentrated on our key strengths in bringing communities together, fostering new science and innovative problem solving, and establishing new collaborations

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An institutional framework for the 3Rs

Seven related principles that all research institutions should adopt or consider to ensure the 3Rs are implemented throughout all stages of the research process

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Apply for an NC3Rs-funded PhD

Drive your research career towards smarter science with a NC3Rs-funded PhD at one of 14 UK universities

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Centre News

Re-evaluating animal models of pain
Ensuring early-stage pain research is more applicable to the clinic.

NC3Rs e-newsletter - March 2014
Update on training, events and board member opportunities.

Mini-livers show promise to reduce animal use
International 3Rs Prize awarded for ground breaking liver research.

NC3Rs launches public engagement funding scheme
Small grants are available to support NC3Rs-funded researchers to communicate their research to the public..


About Us

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) leads on the discovery and application of new technologies and approaches to minimise the use of animals and improve animal welfare (the 3Rs). We fund research, support training and development, and stimulate changes in regulations and practice. Primarily funded by Government, the NC3Rs is also supported by the charitable and private sectors.


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