Opportunities for use of a single species in drug development
The results of our latest data-sharing collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry have now been published.
3Rs for the public
Learn more about the 3Rs and their importance in research.
Re-use of needles hub
Find resources on the single use of needles and order posters for display in your facility.
Discover publications from NC3Rs researchers
Visit our open access publication portal, hosted by F1000Research.
£700k awarded to deliver the 2019 CRACK IT Challenges
Seven teams have been awarded funding in this year's competition.
Burrow into our citizen science project
Contribute to lab mouse welfare via this project, a collaboration with MRC Harwell.
Professor Kevin Shakesheff appointed as NC3Rs Board Chair
Expert tissue engineer and pharmacist is the new Chair of the NC3Rs Board.
Explore the NC3Rs Innovation Platform
Learn more about our CRACK IT programme and how you can get involved.
Experimental design
Resources to help you improve the design and reporting of your in vivo research.
Minimising aggression in group-housed male mice
Read the results of our international mouse aggression study, recently published in Scientific Reports.
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Explore the evidence base for refined mouse handling
Our new printable table summarises the research published to date.

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We help the research community use the latest science and technology to replace animal studies, providing new approaches for biomedical research and avoiding the time and cost associated with in vivo models. Where the use of animals is still required, we support researchers to design the best experiments so that their methods and findings are robust and reproducible. We provide information and guidance on the latest knowledge to improve laboratory animal welfare.

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Opportunities for use of a single species in drug development

Global collaboration could pave the way for changes in the standard animal testing paradigm.

New article types on the NC3Rs gateway

We have added four new article types to our gateway on the F1000 platform to capture more of the research outputs from our grant holders.

Meet our newest Training Fellows

We have awarded four new NC3Rs Training Fellowships to support the development of talented 3Rs-minded postdoctoral researchers.

Making refinements a reality – why we can be proud

Technician Joanne King shares refinements made recently within the University of Dundee's Medical School Resources Unit.