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£200k awarded in CRACK IT Single Phase Challenges

University of Leeds and SimOmics Ltd win CRACK IT Challenges competition.  

How serious are we about asepsis for rodent surgery?

A blog from Professor Paul Flecknell from Newcastle University, discussing aseptic surgery.

Eleven ways your funding application could be failing

Tips from the NC3Rs funding team on avoiding common pitfalls when writing a grant application.

A strategy for improving animal welfare and quality of science

Refining housing, husbandry and procedures is at the heart of NC3Rs’ work.

Results of mouse studies affected by the way the animals are handled

A new study shows that how mice are picked can substantially change their behaviour in cognitive tests.

Improving the translation of memory research from animals to humans

A new task for assessing memory in humans has been published by a team at Durham University.

CRACK IT Phase 1 Challenges: £600k awarded

Six teams have been awarded over half a million pounds of funding for proof-of-concept studies.

Study looking at natural behaviours of lab rats wins international 3Rs prize

Work investigating the welfare of laboratory rats is the winner of the 2016 3Rs prize, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline.

Choosing contractors for animal research

Are you considering outsourcing your animal research? Our new resource provides advice and guidance.