Explore our new Innovation Platform website
We have transformed the CRACK IT website with a refreshed design and features that showcase our programmes and their outputs.
Tech3Rs: our animal technician newsletter
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2018 International 3Rs Prize winner announced
Dr Rickie Patani won this year's prize for developing a human stem cell model of ALS.
Join the NC3Rs Board
We are seeking new Board members to help shape our strategy and support our work. Submit your application by 4pm on 12 June.
Read our latest Research Review
The review profiles the work of 12 NC3Rs-funded scientists and its impacts on the 3Rs and beyond.
Discover publications from NC3Rs researchers
Visit our open access publication portal, hosted by F1000Research.
Explore the evidence base for refined mouse handling
Our new printable table summarises the research published to-date on tunnel handling and cupping methods.
Experimental design
Resources to help you improve the design and reporting of your in vivo research.
What are the 3Rs and why are they important?
Our new video presentation has been designed for use in training and education.
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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

Awards to accelerate translation of 3Rs technologies for industrial use

Our new Technologies to Tools scheme, a collaboration with Medicines Discovery Catapult, offers NC3Rs-funded researchers an opportunity to maximise the 3Rs impacts of their work.

Visit our new CRACK IT Innovation Platform website

The Innovation Platform will connect researchers across sectors and disciplines to accelerate the development, application and commercialisation of 3Rs technologies.

A Pint of 3Rs Science

Book your tickets now for our 3Rs-themed evenings, taking place in pubs across the UK this May as part of Pint of Science 2019.

Behavioural assessment of wellness and pain in macaques

NC3Rs-funded research has identified behavioural indicators of wellness and pain for macaques, paving the way for more accurate assessment of their welfare.

Efficient transport box and chair training of rhesus macaques

A new paper explores how refined training methods reduce the amount of time needed to acclimatise monkeys to transport devices.

Stem cell model of motor neuron disease wins International 3Rs Prize 2018

Dr Rickie Patani from the Francis Crick Institute and UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology led a multidisciplinary team in developing a model that avoids the use of animals.