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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.
Wednesday 05 August 2015
Last month saw the launch of our online resource on microsampling featuring a range of tools for researchers including example study designs, videos showing microsampling techniques and a decision tree to help determine what type of sampling to use in a particular study. Microsampling has become a huge...
Monday 13 July 2015
The third annual NC3Rs Summer School was held in late June at St. Catherine’s College in Oxford. The three day event brought together first year NC3Rs PhD students from top institutions across the country to engage with the 3Rs, improve their transferable skills, and network with their fellow students.
Thursday 11 June 2015
This week (Tuesday 9 June) saw the first meeting of the newly formed London In Vitro Models Club. The Club is the brainchild of NC3Rs Early Career Fellow Dr Adrian Biddle from Queen Mary, University of London (QMUL), and provides a network for researchers focussing on in vitro models for cancer and stem cell...
Tuesday 02 June 2015
Dr Sally Robinson, Head of Laboratory Animal Science (UK) at AstraZeneca, describes how the company is incorporating and championing the 3Rs by recognising innovative developments and ensuring good practice is shared globally within their company. At AstraZeneca the Council for Science and Animal Welfare (C-...
Tuesday 12 May 2015
Dr Mark Prescott, primatologist and Head of Research Management and Policy at the NC3Rs, launches our latest online resource – The Macaque Website.
Friday 24 April 2015
An NC3Rs funded project has helped pave the way towards a potential treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). NC3Rs Science Manager Katie Lidster reviews the impacts the grant has had since being awarded in 2010.
Monday 20 April 2015
Last week saw the publication of updated guidance on funding applications involving the use of animals, by the UK’s Research Councils. The announcement was picked up by the specialist and general press, with Nature and the Observer both covering the publication. Our Chief Executive Vicky Robinson discusses how...
Monday 23 March 2015
Storify is a service which provides an easy way to find, collect, and share what people are saying all over the web around a particular topic. In February we held a two day workshop on publication bias, encouraging delegates to share their thoughts online using the hashtag #publicationbias. Below is a storify...
Wednesday 11 March 2015
A recent publication in Critical Reviews in Toxicology, co-authored by a number of companies, has highlighted the redundancy of the one-year dog study in assessing human health risks for the registration of pesticides. The paper uses data from Japan, where the study is still routinely required. Claire Terry,...