NC3Rs e-newsletter - June 2017


Bridging the 3Rs "valley of death": the NC3Rs strategy 2017 to 2019

Our recently published strategy sets out our plans for the next three years. A major focus will be to accelerate the uptake of 3Rs technologies and approaches to bridge the gap between development and adoption into routine use – a 3Rs equivalent to the “valley of death” that is observed in the translation and commercialisation of basic science.



Board member vacancies

We are recruiting for up to three members to join our Board from 1 January 2018. Talented senior scientists based in leading research organisations, and also from within the pharmaceutical and chemicals industries, are particularly encouraged to apply. Application deadline: 24 July 2017.



Korean ARRIVE guidelines

The number of translations of our ARRIVE guidelines continue to grow. They are now available to download from our website in eight languages (not including English) with the Korean translation the latest to be added.


Data, data, data: The importance of measurement and the 3Rs

The first in a series of guest blogs looking at different aspects of data and its importance for the 3Rs. Dr Giuseppe Schettino from the National Physical Laboratory talks about efforts to reduce the number of animals used in radiobiological research by improving the measurement of the dose given.



Impressions from Pint of Science 2017

Read the impressions from four NC3Rs-sponsored events during this year's Pint of Science festival.



Guidance for university web pages on the 3Rs in animal research

Our Regional Programme Managers, Kamar Ameen-Ali and Emma Stringer have written a blog about including information on the 3Rs on university web pages.



New Solution: A new sensor platform using animal-free antibodies


If you are looking for a fast and low cost method for detecting biomolecules which doesn’t use antibodies generated in animals, researchers from Manchester Metropolitan University would like to hear from you.



New Solution: Refined mechanical and thermal nociceptive testing

Are you a pain researcher using rodent nociceptive threshold testing (NTT) models? Are you interested in adopting novel approaches to conduct NTT studies which improve both the animal welfare and the quality of the science? If so, contact Topcat Metrology through the CRACK IT website.



New Solution: In silico platforms for cross species comparisons

Moleculomics is seeking industry partners with in vitro or in vivo data to help validate their liver platform which has been developed to identify species differences in how small molecule compounds interact with liver enzymes and receptors.



2017 Primate Welfare Meeting

3 November 2017: LONDON

Registration is now open for our annual Primate Welfare Meeting – a unique event for sharing best practice in the use and care of non-human primates internationally. We are also accepting abstracts for presentations and posters, which should be submitted to our office by 28 July.