We have published a new review of our CRACK IT programme, featuring case studies from Challenges and Solutions. In it, we reflect on the first eight years of CRACK IT and how it has achieved business, scientific and 3Rs impacts through open innovation and collaboration.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Paul Evans, Professor Christopher George, Ms Linda Horan, Professor Nick Plant and Dr Sally Robinson have joined the NC3Rs Board. These five new Board members will bring a wealth of expertise to their new role, in fields as wide-ranging as molecular cardiology, animal facility management, systems toxicology and safety testing.
The 2019 ARRIVE guidelines and accompanying Explanation and Elaboration document are now available in preprint. We are recruiting volunteers who are preparing a publication containing in vivo research to road test the revised guidelines. As well as improving the quality of your manuscript and helping shape the final development of the guidelines, you will receive a £50/US$60 Amazon voucher to thank you for your time.
£1.8 million awarded through 2019 NC3Rs Project Grant scheme
We have made five awards in this year’s Project Grant funding competition to support a diverse selection of 3Rs approaches. This year’s funded projects include the development of Galleria mellonella as a non-mammalian viral infection model, a study of male mouse behaviour in group housing and a chick embryo model of mesothelioma.
The full programme for our Primate Welfare Meeting is now available online. This annual event brings together researchers and animal care staff from around the world to share best practice in the use and care of non-human primates. This year’s meeting will have a workshop format and focus on harmonising welfare indicators for macaques and marmosets.
Registration closes on Friday 18 October – reserve your place now to avoid disappointment.
At this year’s AALAS National Meeting, we will be delivering talks on improving reproducibility and standardising welfare standards in animal accommodation and care, as well as co-sponsoring a workshop on training monkeys to cooperate with restraint using positive reinforcement techniques for the fourth year running. We will also have a booth (#977) in the trade exhibition, which is taking part in this year’s Technician’s Fun Fair.
Apply for the North American 3Rs Collaborative 2019-2020 Fellowship
The North American 3Rs Collaborative (NA3RsC) is currently recruiting a Fellow to drive forward their current initiatives and identify new opportunities for 3Rs impact across North America. The Fellow will manage the NA3RsC's programmes and work closely with leadership to help build a solid foundation for the organisation’s future.
The deadline to apply for this exciting new position is Friday 4 October.