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NC3Rs: National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research

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Guidance on non-aversive methods for handling mice. Includes tutorials, FAQs and tips for implementation.

Three black mice, one of them is being handled with a clear plastic tunnel
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Reporting guidelines for animal experiments, and additional resources to support their use.

a physical copy of the ARRIVE guidelines

Techniques for blood sampling in laboratory animal species to ensure the most appropriate technique is chosen.

Five needles with empty syringes on a pale blue background
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Free-to-use interactive tools for research groups and institutions to benchmark their activities and identify new 3Rs opportunities.

Icon of a checklist with "3Rs" enlarged by a magnifying glass

A video resource for introductory training on the 3Rs aimed at in vivo researchers and animal technicians.

Cover slide for the 3Rs training webinar. The title of the talk is seen in white text on a blue background - The 3Rs: Their definition, application and importance to your work.

Our activities relating to the pandemic, and practical resources to ensure that the 3Rs are considered and kept a priority when services are disrupted

Illustration of a COVID-19 particle

Guidelines for establishing, implementing and refining humane endpoints.

A white mouse on a technician's gloved hands

Learn more about why the single use of needles should be standard practice and how to implement this in your facility.

A rat being injected with a hypodermic needle
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Showcasing our advice and resources designed to help researchers address the 3Rs in animal licence applications. Focused on the UK but applicable

Webinar title slide: 3Rs advice for project licence applicants

How funding bodies can embed the 3Rs in their peer review process, including details of our review and advice service.

Icon representing peer review: two people connected by arrows going round a paper

Key issues for the humane killing of laboratory animals.

A laboratory technician and a rat in a tank