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Guest Blog
Friday 16 October 2015
In 2014 the NC3Rs launched a programme of work to support the wide-scale development and application of pathways-based approaches, with the aim of improving the science of human and environmental safety assessment and ultimately reducing the reliance on animal toxicity testing.
Guest Blog
Tuesday 13 October 2015
Shared Ageing Research Models (ShARM) is a not for profit organisation for sharing resources on ageing mice models. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, ShARM is a partnership between MRC Harwell and the Universities of Sheffield and Newcastle. ShARM Community offers access to aged mice models to researchers in the UK...
Guest Blog
Tuesday 06 October 2015
Together with the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT), we recently held a symposium for animal technicians, an event bringing together technicians from various backgrounds and speakers from both academia and industry. This was our ninth Animal Technicians’ Symposium, an event that has always proved popular...
Staff Blog
Tuesday 06 October 2015
Scientists using animals in research have a responsibility to ensure that the studies are appropriately designed, conducted, analysed and reported so that they impartially and robustly answer the question they are intended to and truly add to the knowledge base. Failure to fully embrace this responsibility...
Staff Blog
Monday 21 September 2015
Last week, NC3Rs made a trip to Bradford to join the British Science Festival for our session “Dish and chips: new alternatives to animal testing”, chaired by Professor Jamie Davies from the University of Edinburgh, former Deputy Chair of the NC3Rs Board and former NC3Rs grant holder. We listenened to a series...
Staff Blog
Monday 21 September 2015
The ‘Procedures with Care’ website contains HD video tutorials offering step-by-step practical guidance for carrying out the administration of substances to mice and rats, emphasising the need to handle the animals with care to reduce any distress caused by the procedures. All of the most common routes are...
Staff Blog
Monday 14 September 2015
We have recently funded six new projects for a total of £1.65 million, as part of our 2015 project grant competition. This innovative research includes projects on animal-friendly touchscreen testing systems for rodents and new, more relevant and improved models for studying breast cancer, prion diseases and...
Staff Blog
Thursday 20 August 2015
A new report takes a look at the UK health research landscape. Dr Mark Prescott, Head of Research Management and Policy, summarises the findings from an NC3Rs perspective and highlights the impact of NC3Rs research on improving human health.
Staff Blog
Wednesday 05 August 2015
Last month saw the launch of our online resource on microsampling featuring a range of tools for researchers including example study designs, videos showing microsampling techniques and a decision tree to help determine what type of sampling to use in a particular study. Microsampling has become a huge...
Staff Blog
Monday 13 July 2015
The third annual NC3Rs Summer School was held in late June at St. Catherine’s College in Oxford. The three day event brought together first year NC3Rs PhD students from top institutions across the country to engage with the 3Rs, improve their transferable skills, and network with their fellow students.

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