Funding and OoC research

We fund the development and application of OoC technology across our research funding and CRACK IT innovation programmes, and encourage applications in this space. To date we have committed £10.2M funding, which has led to the development of OoC models for assessing kidney and CNS toxicities and ovarian cancer research. Below, you can find out more about the OoC research we have funded.

We fund new model development through our Project grants and early career awards (PhD Studentships and Training Fellowships). Our Skills and Knowledge Transfer grants support the adoption of established 3Rs technologies through funding collaborations between model developers and end-users.

Our CRACK IT programme champions innovation in the 3Rs, turning great ideas into products and services.

  • If you are an end-user, you may be interested in submitting an idea for a CRACK IT Challenge through our annual open call (e.g. a call for a new product or technology targeted to your needs). Visit the Sponsor a Challenge page on our Innovation Platform website to find out more.
  • If you are a technology developer looking to identify new partners and customers to further develop, validate and use your OoC technology then you may be interested in showcasing your technology through the technology partnering platform konfer. Please visit the Technology Partnering page on the Innovation Platform website for further information.

OoC research we have funded

Training fellowships and studentships:

Project grants:

Further funded research projects: 

CRACK IT Challenges: