3Rs resources

How to pick up a mouse
Non-aversive methods for handling mice.
Toxicology and regulatory sciences resources
Read or subscribe to our e-newsletter Tox News and download our bibliography.
Workshop report: Playtime for Rats
Providing lab rats with complex environments and opportunities to exercise.
IMPROVE-ing animal welfare in experimental stroke research
Guidelines for best practice in the care and use of rodent models of stroke.
The Macaque Website
A resource for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques.
Common marmoset care
Information on common marmoset behaviour and how best to provide care in captivity.
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3Rs resources

We provide an extensive library of 3Rs resources. This includes guidelines, practical information and themed hubs. Links to publications, other online resources, and video and training materials are also provided.

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Hubs and microsites

Find out how to order free copies of our pocket-sized ARRIVE guidelines, grimace scale posters and mouse handling posters.
NC3Rs programmes in drug and chemical safety testing.
Funded by the NC3Rs, this e-learning resource ensures best practice in anaesthesia for minor procedures. This tutorial will open in a new window.
Refining blood sampling from laboratory animals - advice on technique, route and volumes.
Funded by the NC3Rs, this e-learning resource focuses on principles and techniques for humane killing of laboratory animals.
Resources to aid researchers improve the design and reporting of research using animals.
Information to help with the implementation of approaches to reduce and refine the use of GA mice.
Posters and other resources on the use of grimace scales to assess pain in laboratory animals.
Refining the housing and husbandry of common laboratory animal species.
Resources to help researchers access and use human tissue.
Non-aversive methods for handling mice.
How we support funders to embed the 3Rs in their policies and practice.
A dedicated website of online tutorials and guidance to support the adoption of best practice for commonly used procedures in animal research.
Resources and outputs from our programmes related to laboratory rodent welfare.
Funded by the NC3Rs, this e-learning resource focuses on the recognition and prevention of pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals.
Opportunities to refine the use of non-human primates.