NC3Rs e-newsletter - July 2017


ARRIVE guidelines survey

Seven years after the ARRIVE guidelines were published we are reviewing how they are used in practice and what impact they have had on the reporting of animal experiments. You can help with this by participating in our survey.



Online Communications Officer vacancy

We are looking for an Online Communications Officer to help build and maintain our websites and online resources, alongside engaging our stakeholders through general interest news articles, targeted mail-outs and our social media channels.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 2 August.



Applying bioprinting to safety testing

A report in Biofabrication highlights recommendations for applying bioprinting technology to improve drug and chemical product development while replacing the use of animal models.




New project grant awards

We have awarded nine new project grants totalling £2.7 million, including two awards focusing on applying the 3Rs to poultry research.



Joint BBSRC highlight notice: models of ageing

We are collaborating with the BBSRC to encourage the development of new and innovative models and approaches for ageing research, which reduce the current reliance on mammalian models, as well as address the gaps in terms of scientific utility and relevance to human ageing.

We are hosting a workshop in London on 1 September for potential applicants.

Deadline for expressions of interest is 31 October 2017.



Training Fellowships open for applications

Are you an early career researcher interested in the 3Rs? Our Training fellowship scheme is now open for applications from promising researchers with less than three years’ post-doctoral experience who want to develop new skills and gain research experience relevant to the 3Rs.

Application deadline, via Je-S is 12 September 2017.



SAVE THE DATE: 2017 CRACK IT Challenges launch event

7 September 2017

Join us to hear more about this year’s Challenges, meet the Sponsors and potential collaborators, and find out what makes a good application. There are three Challenges running in 2017, all with a focus on toxicology.

Full details on the 2017 Challenges will be released at the beginning of August 2017.


A new partnership with F1000Research

We are working with F1000Research to develop a portal for NC3Rs grant holders to publish details on 3Rs method development.



Data, data, data: How improving in vivo data management is good for the 3Rs

AstraZeneca’s PreDICT project on improving data management from in vivo experiments. The second in our series of guest blogs looking at different aspects of data and its importance for the 3Rs.



Tenth Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences

20-24 August 2017: SEATTLE

Members of the NC3Rs team will be presenting their work at the tenth World Congress on Alternatives from the 20 to 24 August in Seattle.



Mouse handling workshop

27 September 2017: LONDON

We are hosting a workshop to support establishments in a move to refined mouse handling techniques, based on NC3Rs funded research at the University of Liverpool. Registration closes on 11 September. However, places are limited and are going fast. So if you're interested in attending, please don't delay in registering.



2017 Workshop on Amphibian Welfare

5 October: 2017: LONDON

A joint workshop with the Zoological Society of London to explore approaches that can be taken to help improve conditions for amphibians in research, and take initial steps in establishing common principles for their housing and care.