Join us as we showcase outstanding 3Rs research
Register by 1 March to attend this free event, featuring talks from NC3Rs-funded scientists.
NC3Rs/Unilever PhD Studentship Launch Event
Learn about our new joint awards for projects applying the 3Rs in safety assessment.
Apply for funding through our 2019 highlight notice
Supporting partnerships between rodent and non-mammalian model organism users.
What are the 3Rs and why are they important?
Our new video presentation has been designed for use in training and education.
Discover publications from NC3Rs researchers
Visit our open access publication portal, hosted by F1000Research.
Tech3Rs: our animal technician newsletter
Sign up for the latest updates and news stories on lab animal welfare.
Experimental design
Resources to help you improve the design and reporting of your research using animals.
Tickling rats: an enrichment to improve rodent welfare
Exploring a novel technique for refining experiments through social enrichment.
Re-use of needles: is this an indicator of a culture of care?
This guest blog post explores the issue of re-using needles in day-to-day practice.
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The NC3Rs: Pioneering better science


If you are a scientist, animal technician, veterinarian, regulator, funder or policy maker, the NC3Rs can help you to:

  • Drive scientific and technological developments that replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research (the 3Rs)
  • Ensure your animal experiments are as robust and reproducible as possible
  • Provide the best welfare for laboratory animals

 

Science-led and evidence-based, we fund research and early careers, foster collaborations between universities and industry to develop and commercialise 3Rs technologies, and provide information on the latest advances to put the 3Rs into practice.

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Latest news & blogs

Join our mouse handling Twitter chat on 5 March

Take this opportunity to ask questions about refined mouse handling methods and share your experiences via #3Rschat.

CRACK IT Challenge award to improve monitoring of food intake in group housed mice

Research Devices Ltd has been awarded £99,382 to develop a new system for monitoring food intake in group-housed mice, through the 2018 Moshers CRACK IT Challenge.

Announcing four new Training Fellowships

We have awarded a total of £460k to four talented 3Rs-minded postdoctoral researchers to support the development of their careers.

Working together to advance the use of organ-on-a-chip technologies in drug development

Read our new report, co-produced with Medicines Discovery Catapult and the University of Liverpool MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science.

£1 million awarded for in silico assessment of developmental and reproductive toxicity

This award, made through our CRACK IT Challenges programme, will support the development of a more human-relevant platform for DART testing.

Infographic: marking our 1,000th peer review

Learn more about how our peer review and advice service helps funders and grant applicants to implement the 3Rs as we reach the milestone of 1,000 completed reviews.