A new video resource for introductory training on the 3Rs
Any aspiring in vivo researcher or animal technician should have a firm understanding of how following the principles of the 3Rs can drive better science and improved animal welfare.
This 18 minute video presentation has been created to serve as a foundation for this understanding, and to encourage scientists and animal technicians to consider and implement the 3Rs throughout their careers.
It is also an excellent primer for anyone interested to learn more about the 3Rs in principle and practice.
The video includes:
- Definitions and explanations of each of the 'Rs'
- Practical advice on how to implement the 3Rs throughout a research project
- Video case studies of 3Rs research
- Information on the various resources the NC3Rs provides to support anyone working with animals in research
For more information on why we have developed the presentation and how it can be used to support greater engagement in the 3Rs, see our blog post.
To accompany this video we have produced an information pack for distribution on licensee training courses. The pack includes postcards describing our key resources and the funding schemes we run, pens (including a permanent marker for use in the lab), magnets on each of the 3Rs and some handy post-it notes.
UK course providers can order these packs free of charge by contacting the NC3Rs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.