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Using mathematics to meet the challenge of reducing animal experiments

We have announced four new grants totalling nearly £750k for research to replace and reduce the use of animals in tox

The Rabbit Grimace Scale – a new method for pain assessment in rabbits

Effective alleviation of pain in laboratory animals depends on the ability to recognise pain and assess its severity.

Record amount awarded for research to reduce animal experiments and improve animal welfare

The NC3Rs has today announced 21 new grants totalling £5.1 million for research to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in science - refer

First Summer School for NC3Rs PhD students

On 26-28 June, we held our first-ever NC3Rs Summer School, for the initial ten PhD students funded u

3Rs poster prize at ASAB/SEB/NC3Rs symposium

Last week, the NC3Rs hosted a joint meeting with the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour and the Societ

Time is ripe for better monitoring of UK efforts to improve the lot of laboratory animals

Annual Home Office statistics cannot reveal progress with the 3Rs.

Boost to funding for 3Rs research

The Science Minister, David Willetts MP, has announced £3 million of new funding for the NC3Rs.

Reducing the use of recovery animals in pharmaceutical development

The NC3Rs and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have announced a new joint initiative designed to reduce the use of an

Framework launched for evaluating progress in the 3Rs

The NC3Rs has published a new evaluation framework for assessing its performance and impact - the first ever eval