Pioneering better science: A year in milestones

The NC3Rs today publishes its 2012 Annual Report, along with the launch of a refreshed visual identity. Some of the highlights of the year's activities are listed below.

The report describes our work within the scientific community to support the 3Rs and the Coalition Government's pledge to work to reduce the use of animals in science.

To read the report please visit:

Over the last 12 months we have:

  • Secured new funding to support our science from the MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC and Technology Strategy Board
  • Launched the first 3Rs evaluation framework
  • Made our biggest single investment in 3Rs research to date with new grant awards of £5.1 million
  • Supported new approaches to replace animal use with £750k for interdisciplinary awards between toxicologists and mathematicians
  • Awarded the first four David Sainsbury Fellowships the first dedicated 3Rs funding scheme for early career scientists
  • Launched a new international initiative with the MHRA, on minimising the use of recovery animals in pharmaceutical development
  • Evolved our 3Rs open innovation platform, CRACK IT, with the launch of two new initiatives: the CRACK IT Mini Challenges funding scheme and the technology partnering hub CRACK IT Solutions
  • More than doubled the number of journals adopting our ARRIVE guidelines for better reporting of animal research.

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