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Friday 22 November 2013
This week the NC3Rs publishes its 2013 Research Review, analysing the research funding portfolio from 2004 onwards and featuring case-studies from 12 award holders who are developing technologies and approaches that deliver genuine progress in the 3Rs.
Monday 11 November 2013
The ethics of animal research are not a black and white issue. Between the nothing goes and the anything goes there are at least 50 shades of grey.
Thursday 07 November 2013
Today the NC3Rs announces its support for the Research Council’s Concordat on Engaging the Public with Research, which aims to create a greater focus on public engagement with research and help embed this across all disciplines in the higher education and research sectors. Dan Richards, Communications Manager...
Friday 27 September 2013
Research published this week could improve the welfare standards of millions of fish used by scientists around the world. The study, published in PLOS ONE, is one of the first to formally assess the welfare implications of anaesthetics on fish.  Fish are used for a very wide range of scientific purposes around...
Thursday 12 September 2013
Searching for consensus on the most humane ways to kill laboratory animals. The inevitable fate for many animals used in scientific research is that they are killed humanely, but are researchers using the best possible methods? A recent meeting in Newcastle focused on the issue of laboratory animal euthanasia...
Thursday 08 August 2013
The 2013 CRACK IT Challenges have been announced, with up to £1m funding available for each. The latest CRACK IT Challenges have been announced and are designed to solve animal research problems across industry and academia. Dan Richards, NC3Rs, outlines each of the new Challenges.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
Professor Ian Kimber OBE on the growing appreciation for 3Rs to address important scientific questions In a reflection on his past five years as Chairman of the NC3Rs Board, Professor Ian Kimber OBE points out that an appreciation for alternatives is growing – not just as one-for-one replacements for animals,...
Monday 15 July 2013
Dr Vicky Robinson, Chief Executive of NC3Rs, talks about progress in the 3Rs that can’t be measured by a statistic of animal use and argues that we need to look beyond the headline figure. You can also listen to Vicky talk about limitations to the statistics on BBC Radio 4′s Today programme, 31 July 2013 - ‘...
Thursday 18 April 2013
This week in several corners of a very large conference room in London, groups of mathematicians and biologists are joining together for four days of intense problem solving. Anthony Holmes, NC3Rs Programme Manager, explains how this came about. Today I’ve witnessed what can happen when you bring maths and...

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