Sponsor a CRACK IT Challenge in 2022
We are seeking organisations to propose Challenges that will drive innovation and have a real-world impact on the 3Rs.
Webinar recordings: replacing basement membrane extracts
Catch up on this webinar series featuring 3Rs centres from across Europe.
Join our animal welfare team
Apply for this fixed-term Programme Manager role by Monday 17 January.
Strengthen your 3Rs culture with our self-assessment tools
Our free-to-use tools can help research groups and institutions benchmark their activities and identify new 3Rs opportunities.
The NC3Rs and the 3Rs during COVID-19
An update on what we are doing to support the research community.
NC3Rs webinars
Register for our upcoming webinars and watch recordings of past presentations on a wide range of 3Rs topics.
Animal-free in vitro technologies resource
Resources to help you move to animal-free options for more reproducible and reliable experiments.
Download the latest Tech3Rs
Our quarterly newsletter for animal technicians can help you discover new ways to put the 3Rs into practice in your facility.
Visit the NC3Rs gateway
Read detailed 3Rs method articles from our grant holders via our open access portal.

The NC3Rs: Pioneering better science


We help the research community use the latest science and technology to replace animal studies, providing new approaches for biomedical research and avoiding the time and cost associated with in vivo models. Where the use of animals is still required, we support researchers to design the best experiments so that their methods and findings are robust and reproducible. We provide information and guidance on the latest knowledge to improve laboratory animal welfare.


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Latest news

Over £1 million awarded to new PhD Studentships

Our latest round of funding brings the total number of Studentships supported to over 150 since the scheme began in 2009.

Developing and implementing an institutional 3Rs strategy

The NC3Rs has published a new report to support research organisations to recognise 3Rs opportunities and take action. 

£2.9 million awarded to seven new Project grants

Latest funding from the NC3Rs includes awards focused on developing new methods for each of the 3Rs.

2021 CRACK IT Challenges announced

Funding announced to solve two Challenges involving computational modelling for new pharmaceuticals and in vitro assays to replace fish in ecotoxicological testing.

Interactive 3Rs self-assessment tools launched

Our free-to-use tools help research groups and institutions to benchmark their 3Rs activities and identify new 3Rs opportunities.