News & blogs


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.

Announcing the NC3Rs year of laboratory rodent welfare

We are launching a number of exciting initiatives in 2017 focusing on the welfare of rats and mice.

Opportunities to apply the 3Rs in safety assessment programmes

A recent review has summarised current and future opportunities to apply the 3Rs in the safety assessment of pharmaceuticals.

International survey on the use of zebrafish in research highlights opportunities for refinement

Scientists at the NC3Rs, AstraZeneca and University of Plymouth have conducted the largest survey to-date on the use and care of zebrafish in resea

Funding for technology partnering increases to £50k

EU-based academics and SMEs whose technology is featured on the NC3Rs CRACK IT Solutions partnering platform will now be able to apply for funding

Using fewer animals to assess environmental safety

A recent cross-sector review has highlighted several key approaches available for ecotoxicologists and risk assessors to evaluate potentially hazar

Seven new NC3Rs fellowships announced

We are pleased to announce seven new fellowships, a commitment of nearly £1.2 million to support talented early career scientists in the discovery