NC3Rs e-newsletter - April 2018


Listen to the latest episode of “3 Minute 3Rs”


The April edition of “3 Minute 3Rs”, the podcast co-produced by LabAnimal and the NC3Rs, is now online. Take a short break and listen to learn about automated grimace scales, “dirty mice”, and how telemetry can be used to refine endpoints.




How to write effectively about the 3Rs in your grant application


Highlighting the potential 3Rs impact of your work is key, whether you're applying for funding, presenting at a conference or taking part in public engagement activities. Download our latest guidance document for advice on effective communication, with a focus on writing grant applications.




Updates from the Tox Team


An integral part of the NC3Rs’ work is promoting the 3Rs in toxicology and regulatory sciences. Members of our Tox Team have recently co-authored two papers, one focusing on the future trajectory of adverse outcome pathways and the other focusing on the use of two species in regulatory toxicology studies.


We also produce a regularly-updated bibliography of resources, as well as Tox News, the March edition of which is now available online.




Pint of Science returns this May


Pint of Science is an annual science festival that brings researchers into local pubs every May to talk about their work. This year, the NC3Rs is sponsoring events in Cambridge, Cardiff and Leeds. Tickets for these events are now available on the Pint of Science website.




Join the NC3Rs team


We are currently recruiting for the role of Early Career Awards Programme Manager. This role offers a unique opportunity to work with both early career and senior researchers to stimulate change and inspire the next generation of scientists to implement the 3Rs.


The closing date for applications is 15 May 2018.




Submit your outline to our 2018 PhD Studentship scheme


Our PhD Studentship awards aim to embed the 3Rs in the training of graduate scientists from a broad range of scientific backgrounds. Applications from any area of medical, biological or veterinary research are within remit; those incorporating systematic reviews for 3Rs purposes are particularly welcomed due to our 2018 highlight notice. This year, up to three joint awards with the British Heart Foundation are available.


The deadline for submitting outlines to the NC3Rs office is 1 May 2018 at 4pm.




NC3Rs webinar – Mouse handling made easy: reducing anxiety in mice and their handlers


27 April 2018, 11am-12pm (BST)


Professor Jane Hurst of the University of Liverpool will be hosting this webinar on non-aversive methods of picking up laboratory mice. Don't miss this opportunity to get up to date with the evidence base supporting these refined techniques, ask questions and gain practical advice for implementing them in your establishment.




The AAALAC/IQ Consortium Global 3Rs Awards: call for nominations


The Global 3Rs Awards programme recognises significant 3Rs innovations by any researcher in academia or industry. Nominations should be based on a primary research paper published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last three years.


The deadline to submit a nomination is 1 June 2018 at 4pm (EDT).




EPAA 3Rs Science Prize 2018: call for submissions


The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) is seeking applications for its 3Rs Science Prize 2018, which will honour an outstanding contribution to the 3Rs. Applicants should be based in Europe and have no more than ten years of postgraduate experience.


The deadline for applications is 3 September 2018 at 12 noon (CEST).




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