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Over £1 million awarded to new PhD Studentships

Our latest round of funding brings the total number of Studentships supported to over 150 since the scheme began in 2009.

Developing and implementing an institutional 3Rs strategy

The NC3Rs has published a new report to support research organisations to recognise 3Rs opportunities and take action. 


£2.9 million awarded to seven new Project grants

Latest funding from the NC3Rs includes awards focused on developing new methods for each of the 3Rs.

The forced swim test is not a regulatory requirement for the development of new antidepressants

A paper co-authored by the NC3Rs and MHRA clarifies the regulatory position.

2021 CRACK IT Challenges announced

Funding announced to solve two Challenges involving computational modelling for new pharmaceuticals and in vitro assays to replace fish in ecotoxicological testing.

Interactive 3Rs self-assessment tools launched

Our free-to-use tools help research groups and institutions to benchmark their 3Rs activities and identify new 3Rs opportunities.

Promoting social housing during telemetry studies

New paper shows social housing is increasingly adopted for dogs, non-human primates and minipigs.

Nine new awards in our fifth year of 3Rs knowledge transfer

Over 600k committed to support uptake of 3Rs methods in academia and industry.

Tackling experimental design in your funding proposal

Tips to avoid common pitfalls when describing your experimental design and methodology with input from our Panel members.

Cerebral organoid model wins 3Rs Prize

Technology has the potential to replace the use of mice in neurological research.

Single use of needles: how AWERBs can support refinements in practice

Dr Sally Robinson (AstraZeneca) explores the role ethical review bodies can play in ensuring refinements such as single use of needles are put into practice.