The role of journals in implementing the 3Rs
Listen to our most recent interview with a journal editor on how journals can support the 3Rs
New Year Honours 2015
Our Chief Executive, Dr Vicky Robinson, has received a CBE for services to Science and Animal Welfare.
We have a range of schemes to support projects, infrastructure, and training and career development.
NC3Rs Vision 2015-2025
Sets out our vision for the next ten years
Watch your Back!
A whistle-stop tour of background strains: the first in a series of articles about GA mice
3Rs resources
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
Novel methods for assessing animal welfare meeting
The NC3Rs and BBSRC are hosting a joint meeting on measuring and assessing welfare

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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