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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.

Government funding for NC3Rs to more than double

Ian Pearson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation has announced that funding for the NC3Rs is set to more than double over the next three y

Cash boost for increased investment in 3Rs research

Ian Pearson, Minister of State for Science and Innovation, has announced funding of £2.4 million for

Researchers to be surveyed for views on replacing use of animals

A national survey of scientists who use animals in their research has been launched by the NC3Rs to coincide with the release by the Home Office of

Lord Turnberg stands down as Chair of the NC3Rs Board

Professor Lord Turnberg has now stood down as Chair of the NC3Rs Board, having held the position since the establishment of the NC3Rs in May 2004.

Initiative to improve genotoxicity assays and reduce animal use

A European collaborative project to improve the accuracy of the in vitro tests used to predict the cancer-causing