Tuesday 01 September 2009
The NC3Rs has awarded its first PhD studentships to five leading UK research groups. The scheme was introduced to fulfil a need to embed the 3Rs in the training of early career scientists from a broad range of research backgrounds. The successful applications have been selected to attract and inspire the UK's...
Wednesday 29 July 2009
Funding of £4.5 million for 13 new projects that aim to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research and testing was announced today (29 July 2009) by the NC3Rs. This represents nearly a £2 million increase on the £2.6 million awarded in 2008 and brings the Centre's investment since 2004 to nearly...
Wednesday 15 July 2009
Three new members have been appointed to join the NC3Rs Board. Dr Phil Botham, Professor Jamie Davies and Mr Neil Yates will serve on the Board for three year terms from 15 July 2009. The work of the NC3Rs is overseen by a Board chaired by Professor Ian Kimber, University of Manchester. Members must be...
Wednesday 10 June 2009
After challenging New Scientist magazine readers to articulate how scientific advances could do away with animal research, a judging panel has chosen a winner. Natalia Alexandrov, a researcher at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, receives a £2,000 prize and her article appears in the June 6...
Wednesday 01 April 2009
The RSPCA, MRC, Cancer Research UK, BBSRC and NC3Rs are launching new guidance in the form of a booklet aimed at scientists working with animals The RSPCA and leading funders of medical research are calling on scientists to share information and animals more in order to help reduce the increasing number of...
Thursday 26 March 2009
UK scientists showcased their latest work to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in research and testing at an NC3Rs event held in the House of Lords yesterday (Wednesday 25 March)
Sunday 01 March 2009
The head of the government-funded NC3Rs calls for futuristic ideas for reducing animal use over the next three decades. The NC3Rs and New Scientist magazine today launch an essay competition 'Beyond animal research'. The competition celebrates 50 years of the 3Rs principles Replacement, Reduction and...
Wednesday 28 January 2009
Research that explores the use of stem cells to treat sight-threatening conditions such as glaucoma, while also replacing the use of animals, has today (28 January 2009) been awarded the NC3Rs Prize for 2008. Dr Keith Martin, Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, was presented with the...
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...