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Press Release
Monday 29 February 2016
Three pieces of outstanding published research with 3Rs impacts have been given awards in this year’s 3Rs Prize competition, run by the NC3Rs, and sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). The Prize ceremony is taking place today (29 February) with 150 guests from across the scientific community attending. The 3Rs...
Press Release
Friday 18 December 2015
The NC3Rs and the British Heart Foundation partner to fund new PhD studentship awards. We are pleased to announce 15 new PhD studentship awards totalling £1.35M. The awards aim to embed the 3Rs in the training of early career scientists from a broad range of research backgrounds, and are each worth £90,000...
Press Release
Thursday 04 September 2014
The NC3Rs open innovation platform, CRACK IT, has awarded £4.9 million in its annual challenge-led competition, run in collaboration with the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board. 
Press Release
Wednesday 20 August 2014
An international cross-company data sharing initiative has brought together pharmaceutical companies and regulators in an effort to review current use of recovery animals in toxicology studies and identify opportunties for reduction.
Press Release
Tuesday 08 July 2014
Fifteen business collaborations, carrying out early-stage investigations into the feasibility of novel non-animal technologies, have received support from five key funding bodies, including the NC3Rs.
Press Release
Wednesday 30 April 2014
£1.5m of research funding has been awarded to develop advanced imaging technologies, to maximise their potential to reduce animal use in a diverse range of research applications.
Press Release
Tuesday 08 April 2014
Re-evaluating animal models of pain could minimise animal use, improve the quality of scientific experiments and accelerate the development of novel pain treatments, the authors of a recent paper urge.
Press Release
Wednesday 12 March 2014
A popular UK training resource to support the adoption of best practice for commonly used laboratory procedures in animal research is now available in Chinese. Containing comprehensive video tutorials with trainer’s notes on substance administration and aseptic surgical technique in laboratory rodents, the ‘...
Press Release
Wednesday 26 February 2014
Research that has for the first time successfully grown "mini-livers" from adult mouse stem cells has won the UK's international prize for the scientific and technological advance with the most potential to replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in science (the 3Rs).
Press Release
Friday 07 February 2014
Dr Vicky Robinson, Chief Executive, NC3Rs, said: "I welcome the Coalition Government's new plan to work to reduce the use of animals in research. The activities set out in the plan endorse the science-led approach taken by the NC3Rs over the last ten years to minimise animal use and improve animal welfare.

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