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Wednesday 26 April 2017
Two innovative projects have been awarded £50k each through the NC3Rs CRACK IT Solutions technology partnering programme. CRACK IT Solutions supports collaborations to help further develop and validate novel technologies with potential 3Rs benefits. Applying novel imaging platforms to tissue engineered corneal...
Staff Blog
Wednesday 12 April 2017
This year we have funding for three PhD studentships as part of our collaboration with the British Heart Foundation (BHF). In her latest blog, NC3Rs Chief Executive Dr Vicky Robinson describes the background to the collaboration and the opportunities to apply the 3Rs to cardiovascular research. Use of animals...
Tuesday 11 April 2017
We have recently published a review focusing on our PhD studentships, which is now available on our website. 
Wednesday 05 April 2017
The Pint of Science festival is returning to pubs around the country on 15 - 17 May. We are sponsoring events in Glasgow, London, Oxford and Sheffield, where you can meet some of the researchers we work with and hear them speak about their 3Rs-related research. Pint of Science has been rapidly growing in...
Wednesday 05 April 2017
Two teams have each been awarded £100,000 through the NC3Rs open innovation competition CRACK IT Challenges. The first award is to Dr Virginia Pensabene, University of Leeds, for the CRACK IT Challenge EASE – ’EliminAting Surgical Embryo transfer in mice’.
Guest Blog
Monday 03 April 2017
As part of the NC3Rs year of laboratory rodent welfare, our latest blog is from Professor Paul Flecknell, Newcastle University on the issue of aseptic surgery. Paul is a world renowned laboratory animal veterinarian who specialises in anaesthesia and analgesia.
Staff Blog
Wednesday 29 March 2017
We know that compiling and submitting a grant application is a time consuming process. To help applicants avoid common pitfalls encountered during this process, we have gathered these top tips from our funding team and Panel members! For more detailed advice, take a look at our ‘How to make a successful grant...
Wednesday 22 March 2017
Promoting high standards of laboratory animal welfare by refining housing, husbandry and procedures is at the heart of NC3Rs’ work. High standards are important not only for the sake of the animals used but also because animal welfare can impact on scientific outcomes, including the validity of animals as...
Press Release
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.
Friday 17 March 2017
A new task for assessing memory in humans has been developed by a team at Durham University and published recently in Learning and Memory.

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