The term research culture encompasses the actions and behaviours of individuals and the values and ethos of institutions, both of which can have a significant impact on the effective application of the 3Rs and the humane use of animals.
The NC3Rs is committed to facilitating an environment that supports reproducible and ethical research. We have produced a range of resources which many institutions are using to improve or strengthen their research culture. These focus on experimental design and reporting, open research and communication, and promoting a culture of care. As a funder we also have a responsibility to help foster a fair and inclusive research culture.