Vacancies at the NC3Rs
Find out more about our current vacancies and how to apply.
Applying the 3Rs in oncology research (24 September)
Learn about the latest 3Rs advances and funding opportunities within cancer research.
New 3Rs training resource
Our new video presentation provides an introduction to the 3Rs and their scientific importance.
2018 CRACK IT Challenge competition open
Apply by 7 November (ImmuLiver and RaTS) or 14 November (Moshers).
Primate Welfare Meeting (15 November 2018)
Registration for this year's meeting closes on Friday 26 October.
Visit the NC3Rs Gateway
Our new open access publication portal, hosted by F1000Research, aims to maximise the 3Rs impact of NC3Rs-funded research.
Listen to our podcast co-produced with LabAnimal
We have teamed up with LabAnimal to bring you “3 Minute 3Rs”, a monthly podcast summarising the latest 3Rs news.
Public engagement awards scheme: open rolling call
Grant holders can apply for an award of up to £1,500 to engage the public in 3Rs research.
International 3Rs Prize 2017
This year’s 3Rs Prize, sponsored by GSK, was awarded to Dr Elisa Passini for work on computer modelling of cardiotoxicity.
Watch our 'Mouse handling made easy' webinar
Learn the benefits of non-aversive handling methods and tips on how to implement them.
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.

The NC3Rs

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

Culturing human cells to study fungal lung colonisation

New study from the University of Manchester helps build confidence in the use of non-animal approaches in studying fungal infectious disease.

First out of the Gate(way): a method for studying Alzheimer’s in vitro

We profile work by Dr Cara Croft and Dr Wendy Noble, whose paper was the first to pass peer review on our F1000Research Gateway.

2018 Challenges Competition is now open-Invitation to Tender

This year's competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors.

First-hand impressions from the 2018 NC3Rs Summer School

The PhD students who attended this year's Summer School share their impressions of the three eventful days.