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Fifteen new PhD studentships totalling £1.35 million have been awarded by the NC3Rs across leading UK institutions for exceptional 3Rs research and training projects.

Students standing in front of a large turbine

Two new papers, published today and yesterday in Nature Methods and PLOS Biology describe the Experimental Design Assistant (EDA), a free-to-use, online resource developed by the NC3Rs in collaboration with a team of innovative software designers and

A diagram that represents the experimental plans in detail. It assists researchers in designing robust and reliable experiments, and improve the reproducibility of animal research

A new paper, published today in PLOS ONE describes an automated home cage monitoring system for rats developed through the NC3Rs CRACK IT open innovation platform.

A rat entering its home

Our Training Fellowship scheme is designed to support the development of promising early career researchers with less than three years’ post-doctoral experience.

Deepali Pal with a colleague who is beside her

The University of Nottingham hosted the fifth annual NC3Rs Summer School over two and a half days in late July.

Students with there hands in the air standing in front of a large turbine

Over the last two years, representatives from the UK’s stroke research community have been working, in a collaboration led by the NC3Rs, to improve the welfare and increase the scientific value of rodent models of stroke.

A front copy of the The IMPROVE Guidelines (Ischaemia Models: Procedural Refinements Of in Vivo Experiments)

In a transatlantic collaboration, scientists from the NC3Rs and the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia have conducted the first ever survey of the approaches used for training monkeys for chair restraint.

A monkey in a chair restraint

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. In addition to presentations and posters, we have organised two workshops.

The tenth World Congress on Alternatives from the 20 to 24 August in Seattle poster

In her latest blog, NC3Rs Chief Executive, Vicky Robinson, describes our new collaboration with F1000Research to develop a portal for NC3Rs grant holders to publish details on their 3Rs method development.

An orange logo for the NC3Rs F1000 Research publication portal