3Rs resources

Experimental Design Assistant
Our online tool for in vivo researchers to improve the design of their experiments.
New video tutorial: mouse handling made easier
Our latest resource focuses on best practice in the handling of laboratory mice.
Anaesthesia e-learning resource
Resource on laboratory animal anaesthesia for minor procedures (opens a new window)
Welfare assessment e-learning resource
Resource to help researchers and animal care staff to identify signs of good and poor welfare (opens a new window).
The Macaque Website
A resource for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques
Common marmoset care
Information on common marmoset behaviour and how best to provide care in captivity

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NC3Rs programmes in drug and chemical safety testing.
Funded by the NC3Rs, this e-learning resource ensures best practice in anaesthesia for minor procedures. This tutorial will open in a new window.
Refining blood sampling from laboratory animals - advice on technique, route and volumes.
Funded by the NC3Rs, this e-learning resource focuses on principles and techniques for humane killing of laboratory animals.
Resources to aid researchers improve the design and reporting of research using animals.
Information to help with the implementation of approaches to reduce and refine the use of GA mice.
Posters and other resources on the use of grimace scales to assess pain in laboratory animals.
Refining the housing and husbandry of common laboratory animal species.
Resources to help researchers access and use human tissue.
Best practice in the handling of laboratory mice: view a video tutorial and request posters for display in animal houses.
A dedicated website of online tutorials and guidance to support the adoption of best practice for commonly used procedures in animal research.
Resources and outputs from our programmes related to laboratory rodent welfare.
Funded by the NC3Rs, this e-learning resource focuses on the recognition and prevention of pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals.
Opportunities to refine the use of non-human primates.