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Help us discover more about the secret lives of mice

Our new citizen science project gives anyone the chance to get involved in improving laboratory mouse welfare – project volunteer Emma Robinson explains how.

New e-learning modules on laboratory animal anaesthesia

The new modules, which focus on pre-anaesthetic preparations and choosing an anaesthetic, are the first in a series that will address the learning outcomes of module EU21.

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2019 CRACK IT Challenges announced

£2.5M is available for this year’s R&D competition, with funding available to solve three Challenges.

A new automated behaviour monitoring tool for zebrafish

The Fish Behaviour Index uses a camera and tracking software to assess how zebrafish behaviour changes in response to laboratory procedures.

A taste of Pint of Science 2019

We look back at the events we sponsored in Birmingham, London and Newcastle as part of Pint of Science 2019, which featured NC3Rs-funded researchers from a variety of fields speaking about their work.

Single use needles: putting refinement into practice

In this guest blog post, Dr Sally Robinson explores how AstraZeneca has implemented the single use of needles as a refinement across their sites.

Funding awarded for transfer of 3Rs approaches

The Skills and Knowledge Transfer scheme supports the exchange of models with 3Rs potential, including joint funding with Cancer Research UK.

Awards to accelerate translation of 3Rs technologies for industrial use

Our new Technologies to Tools scheme, a collaboration with Medicines Discovery Catapult, offers NC3Rs-funded researchers an opportunity to maximise the 3Rs impacts of their work.

Visit our new CRACK IT Innovation Platform website

The Innovation Platform will connect researchers across sectors and disciplines to accelerate the development, application and commercialisation of 3Rs technologies.

Behavioural assessment of wellness and pain in macaques

NC3Rs-funded research has identified behavioural indicators of wellness and pain for macaques, paving the way for more accurate assessment of their welfare.

Efficient transport box and chair training of rhesus macaques

A new paper explores how refined training methods reduce the amount of time needed to acclimatise monkeys to transport devices.

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