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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.

Minimising aggression in group-housed male mice

The results of our crowdsourcing study to understand and minimise aggression in male mice are published in Scientific Reports.

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Applying the 3Rs in drug development: Improving delivery of innovative treatments to patients

Read about our recent workshop highlighting how we support the pharmaceutical industry to develop new 3Rs approaches.

Read our reports from international NC3Rs toxicology symposia

The two reports highlight how the 3Rs are being advanced in drug development internationally, as well as the progress of adopting non-animal methods for acute toxicity testing.

Meet the newest members of the NC3Rs Board

Our five new Board members will bring a wealth of expertise to their role, supporting the NC3Rs to deliver on its strategic goals.

£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.

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