Thursday 11 September 2008
The NC3Rs has announced funding of £2.6 million for ten new projects that aim to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research and testing. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Centre's investment in research has increased. The latest funding includes projects which aim to develop treatments...
Wednesday 09 July 2008
Professor Ian Kimber, University of Manchester, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of the NC3Rs. Professor Kimber will lead the Board, which oversees policy and strategy and is consulted on major spending decisions, from 3 July 2008 for a three year term. He replaces Lord Turnberg of Cheadle, who...
Thursday 08 May 2008
Five of the UK's major funders of animal research today published common guidelines for using animals in research. Compliance with the common guidelines will be a condition of funding for new grants involving the use of animals. One requirement is that, when collaborating with laboratories outside the UK,...
Wednesday 16 January 2008
The winner of the third annual 3Rs Prize is Dr Charlotte Gower. By harnessing the latest DNA technology researchers have developed a better way to study the parasites that cause bilharzia, a serious disease affecting the developing world, and replaced the use of animals in their research at the same time. The...
Tuesday 08 January 2008
Important step taken to reduce animals used in specific safety test for new medicines.
Friday 07 December 2007
Ian Pearson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation has announced that funding for the NC3Rs is set to more than double over the next three years. The Centre currently receives just over £2 million per year from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS) via the Medical Research...
Wednesday 19 September 2007
Ian Pearson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation, has announced funding of £2.4 million for eleven new projects that will aim to provide alternatives to animal testing. Additional funding has meant that the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)...
Wednesday 01 August 2007
A national survey of scientists who use animals in their research has been launched by the NC3Rs to coincide with the release by the Home Office of the statistics on animal research for 2006. The aim of the survey is to find out what researchers know about the 3Rs (replacement, refinement and reduction) in...
Wednesday 18 July 2007
Professor Lord Turnberg has now stood down as Chair of the NC3Rs Board, having held the position since the establishment of the NC3Rs in May 2004. The process of appointing a successor is currently underway and the Deputy Chair, Professor Paul Flecknell, will fulfil the duties of the Chair until an appointment...
Thursday 05 July 2007
A European collaborative project to improve the accuracy of the in vitro tests used to predict the cancer-causing potential or 'carcinogenicity' of compounds such as pharmaceutical medicines is being initiated by Covance, with funding from the NC3Rs and ECVAM.