NC3Rs e-newsletter - October 2019

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October 2019

Online resources from the NC3Rs: let us know what you think

We are currently running a survey on our online resources. The survey consists of seven questions and should take less than five minutes to complete. If you use our resources, please take some time to share your thoughts and help us improve them.


The deadline to fill in the survey is Friday 15 November.


Complete the survey


NC3Rs online resources survey

Avoiding the reuse of needles poster now available

Needle reuse is an increasing area of concern due to its implications for both welfare and science. To help you implement the single use of needles in your facility, we have produced a new A3 poster that can be ordered online and posted to you for free.


Order your free posters


Single-use needles

Applying the 3Rs in drug development: Improving delivery of innovative treatments to patients

We work with the pharmaceutical industry to advance the 3Rs in drug development through initiatives such as promoting data sharing and funding research into new techniques and approaches. In June we hosted a workshop to highlight some of our collaborations and discuss ideas for future projects – the report from this workshop is now available online.


Learn more


Applying the 3Rs in drug development

Read our reports from international NC3Rs toxicology symposia

Reports from two NC3Rs-hosted symposia at international toxicology meetings have recently been published. The publications highlight international efforts to progress non-animal methods for acute toxicity testing and advance the 3Rs within drug development.

NC3Rs international toxicology symposia

Last chance to apply for a 2019 CRACK IT Challenge

2019 CRACK IT Challenges

The deadline to apply for this year’s CRACK IT Challenges is fast approaching. A total of £2.7 million is available for three Challenges:

The deadline to apply for Transgene Track or CleanCut is 12pm on Wednesday 6 November, while the deadline for Sharp and to the Point is 12pm on Wednesday 13 November.

Join our Funding Panels

Our Funding Panels are responsible for assessing the scientific excellence and 3Rs impact of applications to our funding schemes. We are currently inviting applications from talented researchers to become members of the following Panels from January 2020:

  • Grant Assessment Panel
  • Skills and Knowledge Transfer Assessment Panel
  • Studentship Assessment Panel
  • Training Fellowship Assessment Panel
The deadline for applications is 4pm on Thursday 14 November.

Funding Panel vacancies

2019 Animal Science Meeting

Friday 6 December, central London


This annual meeting, co-hosted by The Royal Society of Biology Animal Science Group and the Home Office Animal Science Regulation Unit, brings together active researchers, support staff and administrators involved with animal research. The day will feature talks, panel discussions and workshops.


The deadline to apply for a place is Thursday 31 November. For more information, contact Harriet McAra at or on 020 3925 3445.

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