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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.

2020 CRACK IT Challenges Competition 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.

The 3Rs across Europe: Webinar series

To celebrate the 3Rs in Europe six organisations have come together to organise a virtual event to highlight the latest 3Rs opportunities. 

£2.4 million awarded to support the development of new 3Rs approaches

Our latest round of project grant funding includes three awards bringing 3Rs approaches to veterinary research.