Latest news

Thursday 09 November 2017
A new cell-based assay developed with NC3Rs funding replaces the use of animals in pharmaceutical botulinum neurotoxin testing.
Monday 23 October 2017
We have launched a new version of our guidelines ‘Primate accommodation, care and use’ with updated references and additional information.
Monday 09 October 2017
A new study has shown that group housed zebrafish show lower levels of stress when they undergo stressful or painful procedures than singly housed fish.
Friday 29 September 2017
Two new publications describe how our Experimental Design Assistant can assist researchers in designing robust and reliable experiments.
Thursday 07 September 2017
New automated home cage monitoring system for rats allows the behaviour of individual rats to be monitored and analysed whilst socially housed in their home cages.
Guest Blog
Monday 04 September 2017
Deepali Pal, one of our Training Fellows, tells us about her experience of applying for a Fellowship with the NC3Rs and gives advice for prospective applicants. 
Staff Blog
Thursday 31 August 2017
Our fifth annual Summer School brought together students from all over the UK to learn about the 3Rs, and attend sessions aimed at providing transferable skills that will help them to complete their PhDs.
Tuesday 22 August 2017
An expert working group led by the NC3Rs has conducted a survey to assess how often regulatory ecotoxicology studies are being repeated because they do not comply fully with standard test methods. The results have been published as a Learned Discourse in Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management and...
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Two teams have each been awarded £1million of funding to deliver Phase 2 of the 2016 CRACK IT Challenges. CRACK IT Challenges is a competition funded by the NC3Rs that brings together large industries, academia and SMEs to facilitate new business processes and product development that will have a significant...
Monday 14 August 2017
New ultra lightweight TaiNi system represents a significant refinement for mice used in neurological research.