News & blogs


International 3Rs Prize awarded for computer modelling that predicts human cardiac safety better than animal studies

Work on an in silico model that predicts cardiotoxicity more accurately than animal studies has won the 2017 3Rs Prize, awarded by the NC3Rs and sponsored by GSK.

Celebrating female researchers for International Women’s Day 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, we are highlighting some of the amazing women whose work is advancing the 3Rs, both in the UK and internationally.


13 years and 900 applications: perspectives and advice from the NC3Rs peer review service

How our peer review and advice service supports the implementation of the 3Rs and tips for potential applicants.  

£700k awarded in the 2017 CRACK IT Challenge competition

Seven teams have been awarded funding to develop marketable products or improve business processes that will have a significant 3Rs impact.

Fellowships awarded to support early career researchers

We have awarded four new NC3Rs Fellowships to support 3Rs research in a range of disease areas.

Meet the 'locals'! The NC3Rs Regional Programme Managers share their experience

Regional Programme Managers Kamar Ameen-Ali and Emma Stringer share their experience of working with universities to promote the 3Rs.

Tail handling reduces the value of reward in laboratory mice

Researchers at Newcastle University have found picking up laboratory mice by the tail makes them less responsive to reward, suggesting a more depressive-like state compared to mice handled using a tunnel.

Modelling bone formation and maturation in vitro

New model developed by researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford with NC3Rs funding.

New NC3Rs Board members appointed

We are pleased to announce that Professor Paul Garside, Dr David Lovell and Professor Jon Timmis have joined the NC3Rs Board.

Our top ten news stories and blog posts of 2017

Look back at the NC3Rs' work in 2017 with our top ten news stories and blog posts.

Tickling rats: a social enrichment to improve rodent welfare

To round off our Year of Laboratory Rodent Welfare, we're taking a look at rat tickling and how it can improve welfare.