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Next month offers a chance to hear about exciting 3Rs research first hand, as we take part in Pint of Science, a worldwide science festival that brings researchers to your local pub to present their scientific discoveries.

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We are hosting a Twitter chat on Tuesday 5 March from 2pm to 4pm (GMT), which will give you a chance to ask questions about refined mouse handling methods and discuss your experiences.

A brown mouse in a tube

Four new NC3Rs Training Fellowships, totalling £460k, have been awarded to talented 3Rs-minded postdoctoral researchers to support the development of their careers.

A laboratory technician working with a microscope

As ever, 2018 has been a year full of activity for the NC3Rs. Our website’s news and blogs section has featured 38 posts this year covering a range of important 3Rs topics.

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We are pleased to announce 17 new awards, totalling £1.53 million, made under our PhD studentship scheme including three awards made jointly with the British Heart Foundation (BHF) to projects focused on achieving 3Rs impacts within the field of

A laboratory technician working with a microscope

We are pleased to announce today that we have established a strategic collaboration with the Medicines Discovery Catapult (MDC) to help NC3Rs-funded researchers to translate their scientific findings into industry-ready products and services.

A laboratory technician working with a microscope

Amphibians are one of the most well-known experimental organisms. Despite this, knowledge of amphibian husbandry and welfare remains limited, with little established guidance or evidence-based refinements for their captive care.

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The Consortium for Innovation and Quality in Pharmaceutical Development (IQ) and the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) have announced the winners of their Global 3Rs Awards 2018.

Professor Esther Rodriguez-Villegas with her award for Winner of the 2018 Global 3Rs

Today the UK’s NC3Rs signed a commitment[1] with the China Rural Technology Development Centre (CRTDC) of the China Ministry of Science & Technology to collaborate on promoting scientific and technological innovations in the replacement, reduction

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