3Rs resources

IMPROVE-ing animal welfare in experimental stroke research
New NC3Rs guidelines for best practice in the care and use of rodent models of stroke.
Mouse handling
Best practice in the handling of laboratory mice.
Workshop report: Playtime for Rats
Ideas on creating complex environments and providing lab rats with opportunities to exercise.
Rodent welfare
Resources and outputs from our programmes related to laboratory rodent welfare.
The Macaque Website
A resource for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques
Common marmoset care
Information on common marmoset behaviour and how best to provide care in captivity
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Find out how to order free copies of our pocket-sized ARRIVE guidelines, grimace scale posters and mouse handling posters.
NC3Rs programmes in drug and chemical safety testing.
Funded by the NC3Rs, this e-learning resource ensures best practice in anaesthesia for minor procedures. This tutorial will open in a new window.
Refining blood sampling from laboratory animals - advice on technique, route and volumes.
Funded by the NC3Rs, this e-learning resource focuses on principles and techniques for humane killing of laboratory animals.
Resources to aid researchers improve the design and reporting of research using animals.
Information to help with the implementation of approaches to reduce and refine the use of GA mice.
Posters and other resources on the use of grimace scales to assess pain in laboratory animals.
Refining the housing and husbandry of common laboratory animal species.
Resources to help researchers access and use human tissue.
Best practice in the handling of laboratory mice: view a video tutorial and request posters for display in animal houses.
A dedicated website of online tutorials and guidance to support the adoption of best practice for commonly used procedures in animal research.
Resources and outputs from our programmes related to laboratory rodent welfare.
Funded by the NC3Rs, this e-learning resource focuses on the recognition and prevention of pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals.
Opportunities to refine the use of non-human primates.