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Monday 16 November 2015
With the deadline for this year’s 3Rs Prize nominations approaching, we got in touch with 2014 winner, Dr Oliver Britton from University of Oxford, to discuss his experience of the process, winning and his year since. Dr Britton was the first PhD student to win the prize, for his work under the supervision of...
Tuesday 10 November 2015
Today sees the publication of a roadmap on non-animal technologies (NATs) which has been jointly developed by six organisations – Innovate UK, the NC3Rs, BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC and Dstl. Here Dr Vicky Robinson the NC3Rs Chief Executive describes the background to the roadmap.
Friday 16 October 2015
In 2014 the NC3Rs launched a programme of work to support the wide-scale development and application of pathways-based approaches, with the aim of improving the science of human and environmental safety assessment and ultimately reducing the reliance on animal toxicity testing.
Tuesday 13 October 2015
Shared Ageing Research Models (ShARM) is a not for profit organisation for sharing resources on ageing mice models. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, ShARM is a partnership between MRC Harwell and the Universities of Sheffield and Newcastle. ShARM Community offers access to aged mice models to researchers in the UK...
Tuesday 06 October 2015
Together with the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT), we recently held a symposium for animal technicians, an event bringing together technicians from various backgrounds and speakers from both academia and industry. This was our ninth Animal Technicians’ Symposium, an event that has always proved popular...
Tuesday 06 October 2015
Scientists using animals in research have a responsibility to ensure that the studies are appropriately designed, conducted, analysed and reported so that they impartially and robustly answer the question they are intended to and truly add to the knowledge base. Failure to fully embrace this responsibility...
Monday 21 September 2015
Last week, NC3Rs made a trip to Bradford to join the British Science Festival for our session “Dish and chips: new alternatives to animal testing”, chaired by Professor Jamie Davies from the University of Edinburgh, former Deputy Chair of the NC3Rs Board and former NC3Rs grant holder. We listenened to a series...
Monday 21 September 2015
The ‘Procedures with Care’ website contains HD video tutorials offering step-by-step practical guidance for carrying out the administration of substances to mice and rats, emphasising the need to handle the animals with care to reduce any distress caused by the procedures. All of the most common routes are...
Monday 14 September 2015
We have recently funded six new projects for a total of £1.65 million, as part of our 2015 project grant competition. This innovative research includes projects on animal-friendly touchscreen testing systems for rodents and new, more relevant and improved models for studying breast cancer, prion diseases and...
Thursday 20 August 2015
A new report takes a look at the UK health research landscape. Dr Mark Prescott, Head of Research Management and Policy, summarises the findings from an NC3Rs perspective and highlights the impact of NC3Rs research on improving human health.



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