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New guidance on sharing and archiving genetically altered mice

The RSPCA, MRC, Cancer Research UK, BBSRC and NC3Rs are launching new guidance in the form of a booklet aimed at scientists working with animals

Research showcased at Westminster event to mark the 3Rs anniversary

UK scientists showcased their latest work to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals in research and testing at an NC3Rs event held in the Ho

Essay competition challenge to think beyond animal research

The head of the government-funded NC3Rs calls for futuristic ideas for reducing animal use over the next three decades.

Prize for replacing animal use in sight-saving research

Research that explores the use of stem cells to treat sight-threatening conditions such as glaucoma, while also replacing the use of animals, has t

Investment in alternatives to animal research rises for fifth consecutive year

The NC3Rs has announced funding of £2.6 million for ten new projects that aim to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research and testi

New NC3Rs Board Chair is Professor Ian Kimber

Professor Ian Kimber, University of Manchester, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Board of the NC3Rs.

Major UK funders publish common rules for animal research

Five of the UK's major funders of animal research today published common guidelines for using animals in research. Compliance with the common guide

A double win – tackling developing world disease and reducing use of animals in research

The winner of the third annual 3Rs Prize is Dr Charlotte Gower.

Use of thousands of animals avoided as test proved redundant

Important step taken to reduce animals used in specific safety test for new medicines.