Job vacancies at the NC3Rs
We are looking to appoint three regional programme managers across the UK. Apply by 1 February.
NC3Rs/Unilever PhD Studentship Launch Event
Learn about our new joint awards for projects applying the 3Rs in safety assessment.
Apply for funding through our 2019 highlight notice
Supporting partnerships between rodent and non-mammalian model organism users.
What are the 3Rs and why are they important?
Our new video presentation has been designed for use in training and education.
Discover publications from NC3Rs researchers
Visit our open access publication portal, hosted by F1000Research.
Tech3Rs: our animal technician newsletter
Sign up for the latest updates and news stories on lab animal welfare.
Experimental design
Resources to help you improve the design and reporting of your research using animals.
Tickling rats: an enrichment to improve rodent welfare
Exploring a novel technique for refining experiments through social enrichment.
Re-use of needles: is this an indicator of a culture of care?
This guest blog post explores the issue of re-using needles in day-to-day practice.
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The NC3Rs: Pioneering better science


If you are a scientist, animal technician, veterinarian, regulator, funder or policy maker, the NC3Rs can help you to:

  • Drive scientific and technological developments that replace, reduce or refine the use of animals in research (the 3Rs)
  • Ensure your animal experiments are as robust and reproducible as possible
  • Provide the best welfare for laboratory animals

 

Science-led and evidence-based, we fund research and early careers, foster collaborations between universities and industry to develop and commercialise 3Rs technologies, and provide information on the latest advances to put the 3Rs into practice.

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Latest news & blogs

£1 million awarded for in silico assessment of developmental and reproductive toxicity

This award, made through our CRACK IT Challenges programme, will support the development of a more human-relevant platform for DART testing.

Infographic: marking our 1,000th peer review

Learn more about how our peer review and advice service helps funders and grant applicants to implement the 3Rs as we reach the milestone of 1,000 completed reviews.

CRACK IT 2019: Call for Challenges

Could your organisation sponsor the next CRACK IT Challenge to improve R&D and reduce reliance on animal models?

2018 in review: the top NC3Rs news of the year

From the important role of statistics in implementing the 3Rs to celebrating female researchers, we look back at our most popular news stories and blog posts from the past year.

Seventeen new PhD studentships announced

This year we have funded more PhD studentships than ever before, supporting the 3Rs researchers of the future to establish their careers.

Announcing a new collaboration with Medicines Discovery Catapult

The ‘Technologies to Tools’ funding scheme will accelerate the translation of 3Rs technologies into industry-ready products and services.