Tuesday 21 March 2017
A new study shows that how mice are picked up by the experimenter can substantially change their behaviour in cognitive tests. The work, by Dr Kelly Gouveia and Professor Jane Hurst from the University of Liverpool, was published in Scientific Reports today and funded by the NC3Rs1.
Wednesday 08 March 2017
A paper investigating the welfare of laboratory rats is the winner of the 2016 3Rs prize, which is awarded by the UK’s National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) and sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Rats were the first mammals to be domesticated for research purposes and yet despite being the ‘workhorse’ in many...
Monday 29 February 2016
Three pieces of outstanding published research with 3Rs impacts have been given awards in this year’s 3Rs Prize competition, run by the NC3Rs, and sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The Prize ceremony is taking place today (29 February) with 150 guests from across the scientific community attending. The 3Rs...
Friday 18 December 2015
The NC3Rs and the British Heart Foundation partner to fund new PhD studentship awards. We are pleased to announce 15 new PhD studentship awards totalling £1.35M. The awards aim to embed the 3Rs in the training of early career scientists from a broad range of research backgrounds, and are each worth £90,000...
Thursday 04 September 2014
The NC3Rs open innovation platform, CRACK IT, has awarded £4.9 million in its annual challenge-led competition, run in collaboration with the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board.
Global data sharing collaboration identifies opportunities for considerable animal savings in drug safety assessment
Wednesday 20 August 2014
An international cross-company data sharing initiative has brought together pharmaceutical companies and regulators in an effort to review current use of recovery animals in toxicology studies and identify opportunties for reduction.
£4m dedicated to advancing the development and application of non-animal technologies, such as bioprinting human tissue
Tuesday 08 July 2014
Fifteen business collaborations, carrying out early-stage investigations into the feasibility of novel non-animal technologies, have received support from five key funding bodies, including the NC3Rs.
Wednesday 30 April 2014
£1.5m of research funding has been awarded to develop advanced imaging technologies, to maximise their potential to reduce animal use in a diverse range of research applications.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
Re-evaluating animal models of pain could minimise animal use, improve the quality of scientific experiments and accelerate the development of novel pain treatments, the authors of a recent paper urge.
Wednesday 12 March 2014
A popular UK training resource to support the adoption of best practice for commonly used laboratory procedures in animal research is now available in Chinese. Containing comprehensive video tutorials with trainer’s notes on substance administration and aseptic surgical technique in laboratory rodents, the ‘...
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