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New NC3Rs Board members appointed

The five new members bring expertise in animal welfare, neurobiology, glycobiology, systems biology and in vitro toxicology.

ARRIVE guidelines 2.0 now available in six languages

The guidelines are now available in French, German, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese and Italian.


3Rs citizen science project wins at the 7th Annual Openness Awards

Secret Lives of Mice, developed by MRC Harwell and the NC3Rs, was recognised for engaging the public in animal research.

Outstanding Technician of the Year awarded to John Waters

Congratulations to John, recognised at the THE awards for his work on non-aversive mouse handling methods.

Over £1m committed to training new 3Rs-minded PhD students

We have awarded 13 new PhD studentships to embed the 3Rs in the careers of a new generation of early career scientists.

Analysing mouse movement in 3D could bring 3Rs benefits to behavioural tests

Work by NC3Rs Fellow Dr Riccardo Storchi could refine and reduce the use of mice in fields reliant on behavioural analysis.

Refining DNA sampling through skin swabbing in model fish species

New research demonstrates that skin swabbing provides a less invasive method of DNA collection than fin clipping.

Protective cap for macaque cranial implants promotes wound healing

Oxford and Newcastle Universities collaborate to develop a protective cap to promote wound healing in macaques fitted with cranial implants.

NC3Rs collaboration leads to reduction in animal use for regulatory fish bioconcentration testing

Our recommendations have been incorporated into guidance by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

The 2020 CRACK IT Challenges Competition is now open – Invitation to Tender

UK and EU-based applicants are invited to tender for the 2020 CRACK IT Challenges.

Tunnel handling improves the welfare of mice undergoing repeated procedures

Research shows that the welfare benefits of non-aversive handling persist after repeated restraint, IP injection and anaesthesia.