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£1.8 million awarded through 2019 NC3Rs Project Grant scheme

Five awards have been made this year to support the development of a diverse selection of 3Rs approaches.

New CRACK IT Review showcases our open innovation programme

Highlighting the work of ten teams involved in our CRACK IT programme who have produced 3Rs focused outputs that include prototypes, products and services.

2019 Challenges Competition is now open-Invitation to Tender

£2.7 million is available for three new Challenges – applications are sought from SMEs and academic consortia.

Help us discover more about the secret lives of mice

Our new citizen science project gives anyone the chance to get involved in improving laboratory mouse welfare – project volunteer Emma Robinson explains how.

New e-learning modules on laboratory animal anaesthesia

The new modules, which focus on pre-anaesthetic preparations and choosing an anaesthetic, are the first in a series that will address the learning outcomes of module EU21.

A new automated behaviour monitoring tool for zebrafish

The Fish Behaviour Index uses a camera and tracking software to assess how zebrafish behaviour changes in response to laboratory procedures.

A taste of Pint of Science 2019

We look back at the events we sponsored in Birmingham, London and Newcastle as part of Pint of Science 2019, which featured NC3Rs-funded researchers from a variety of fields speaking about their work.

Single use needles: putting refinement into practice

In this guest blog post, Dr Sally Robinson explores how AstraZeneca has implemented the single use of needles as a refinement across their sites.

Funding awarded for transfer of 3Rs approaches

The Skills and Knowledge Transfer scheme supports the exchange of models with 3Rs potential, including joint funding with Cancer Research UK.