The annual NC3Rs 3Rs Prize is awarded to recognise an outstanding primary research paper reporting an original scientific or technological advance with the potential for significant impact on one or more of the 3Rs (replacement, reduction and refinement of the use of animals in research).
International prize for excellence champions the 3Rs globally
Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline, the 3Rs Prize consists of a £18k grant, and a £2k personal award. Papers published in a peer-reviewed journal in any discipline between September 2010 and September 2013 are eligible. The main focus of the research paper does not have to be the 3Rs. Nominations are accepted from authors, colleagues and journal editors and will be considered by a prestigious judging panel. The Prize will be awarded in February 2014.
In 2012, Professor Don Ingber, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, USA, won the 3Rs Prize for research showing how a lung-on-a-chip microdevice can accurately replicate conditions in a diseased human lung, offering a viable alternative to using animals in preclinical drug testing. Read blog posts from Professor Ingber and the highly-commended entries to the 3Rs Prize 2012.
Online nominations are accepted up to 4pm GMT on 11 December 2013.