Today new reporting guidelines – ARRIVE 2.0 – have been published in PLOS Biology.
Dr Jan van der Valk is the Director of the 3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences in the Netherlands.
Recent articles in the scientific press have questioned whether the 3Rs should be replaced by a broader ethical framework for animal research.
The NC3Rs today announces a new project to review requirements for the use of animals in World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the quality control and batch release testing of biological therapeutics and vaccines.
The NC3Rs has established a new strategic collaboration with konfer to provide small companies and academic researchers with a platform to showcase their 3Rs tools and technologies to a wide audience – enabling access to new partners and funding and
The 2019 3Rs prize has been jointly awarded to Dr Francesca Nunn and Dr Marta Shahbazi for papers describing research that reduces the number of chickens and mice respectively.
Earlier this year, NC3Rs staff met with animal technicians from different universities around the UK to discuss the ways they introduce new environmental enrichment into their facilities.
A new study, published in Laboratory Animals, describes a step forward in enhancing the welfare of dogs used in the testing of pharmaceuticals.
In this guest blog post, Professor Paul Flecknell and Jon Gledhill of FLAIRE Learning share the e-learning resources they’ve developed for those working with laboratory animals and how e-learning can complement more traditional training approaches.
We are pleased to announce five new Skills and Knowledge Transfer awards, bringing the total awards funded to 20 since the scheme launched in 2017.
Running a 3Rs award scheme is one way that biopharmaceutical companies can support scientists and animal care staff to put the 3Rs into practice. In this guest blog post, Paul Finnemore and Stewart Owen share how AstraZeneca is supporting
A new paper published in PLOS ONE presents the results of a survey of non-aversive handling methods (i.e. use of a tunnel or cupped hands) for picking up laboratory mice.
This year’s PhD Studentship call is now open. To mark this we are highlighting some of the scientific and 3Rs impacts from our earliest awards made in collaboration with the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Seven teams have been awarded funding in the 2019 CRACK IT Challenges competition, which brings together industry, academia and SMEs to develop marketable products or improve business processes that will have a significant 3Rs impact.
A paper published in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology highlights opportunities to use one rather than two species for long-term toxicity studies.
It’s time to empty your file drawers, tidy up your hard drives and clean up your act when it comes to your data! We have recently added four new article types to our gateway, which will enable NC3Rs researchers to share small pieces of work and
We have awarded four new NC3Rs Training Fellowships, totalling £512k, to support the development of talented 3Rs-minded postdoctoral researchers.
Animal care staff at the University of Dundee's Medical School Resources Unit (MSRU) have put a number of refinements into practice over the past 18 months, including improving environmental enrichment and refining their breeding colonies.
Professor Kevin Shakesheff has been appointed as Chair of the NC3Rs Board from 1 January 2020.
Picking up mice by the tail is a major source of stress that induces strong aversion to the handler, whereas mice handled with a tunnel or cupped hands exhibit low stress and anxiety and actively seek interaction with their handlers.