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Meet our newest Training Fellows

We have awarded four new NC3Rs Training Fellowships to support the development of talented 3Rs-minded postdoctoral researchers.

Making refinements a reality – why we can be proud

Technician Joanne King shares refinements made recently within the University of Dundee's Medical School Resources Unit.

Professor Kevin Shakesheff appointed as NC3Rs Board Chair

Expert tissue engineer and pharmacist is the new Chair of the NC3Rs Board.

More evidence published supporting the use of tunnel handling in mice

NC3Rs-funded research shows the method used to pick up mice has a greater influence on their anxiety than subsequent procedures.

Changing mouse handling practice at a university establishment

Lesley Gilmour, the University of Glasgow's NTCO, shares her experience of implementing refined mouse handling across the institution.

16 new NC3Rs-funded PhD Studentships awarded

The awards, totalling £1.44 million, will embed the 3Rs in the training of early career researchers across a range of disciplines.

£1.75 million awarded to deliver the 2018 CRACK IT Challenges

Two teams have been awarded funding to deliver Phase 2 of the 2018 CRACK IT Challenges competition. 

CRACK IT 2020: Call for Challenges

Could your organisation sponsor the next CRACK IT Challenge to improve R&D and reduce reliance on animal models?

Highlights from the 2019 NC3Rs/IAT Animal Technicians’ Symposium

Read summaries of three of this year's talks, delivered by experts in laboratory animal welfare and refinement, and find out the winners of the technicians' poster prize.