3Rs resources

How to pick up a mouse
Non-aversive methods for handling mice.
Toxicology and regulatory sciences resources
Read or subscribe to our e-newsletter Tox News and download our bibliography.
E-learning resources
Online modules funded by the NC3Rs, which are freely available for training and continuing professional development.
IMPROVE-ing animal welfare in experimental stroke research
Guidelines for best practice in the care and use of rodent models of stroke.
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.

3Rs resources

We provide an extensive library of 3Rs resources. This includes guidelines, practical information and themed hubs. Links to publications, other online resources, and video and training materials are also provided.

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Hubs and microsites

Demonstrating the 3Rs in principle and practice
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.
Resources to help laboratory animal technicians implement the 3Rs.
Refining blood sampling from laboratory animals - advice on technique, route and volumes.
Funded by the NC3Rs, this e-learning resource focuses on choosing appropriate anaesthetic agents and regimens.
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.
Non-aversive methods for handling mice.
Resources to help researchers access and use human tissue.