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.
Our annual 3Rs prize highlights an outstanding original contribution to scientific and technological advances in the 3Rs.
Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed a new cell-based assay to test the quality and safety of pharmaceutical botulinum neurotoxin without the use of animals.
For over a decade, the NC3Rs guidelines ‘Non-human primate accommodation, care and use’ have set the standard for publicly funded research involving non-human primates (NHPs).
A new study has shown that group housed zebrafish show lower levels of stress and anxiety when they undergo stressful or painful procedures like fin clipping than those who are housed singly.
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 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.
Our Training Fellowship scheme is designed to support the development of promising early career researchers with less than three years’ post-doctoral experience.
The University of Nottingham hosted the fifth annual NC3Rs Summer School over two and a half days in late July.
An expert working group led by the NC3Rs has conducted a survey to assess how often regulatory ecotoxicology studies are being repeated because they do not comply fully with standard test methods.
Two teams have each been awarded £1million of funding to deliver Phase 2 of the 2016 CRACK IT Challenges.
NC3Rs funding for inter-disciplinary research which combines electrical engineering and neurophysiology has resulted in a new product for brain recordings in mice that avoids many of the welfare concerns associated with existing approaches.
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.
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.
The 2017 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors.
The second blog post in our series ‘Data, data, data’* is by Owen Jones from AstraZeneca. Owen describes their work on the PreDICT project to improve data management from in vivo experiments and reduce the use of animals in its research.
A report in Biofabrication authored by scientists from the Universities of Manchester and Strathclyde, AstraZeneca, Syngenta, Unilever and the NC3Rs highlights recommendations for applying bioprinting technology to improve safety testing while
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 latest project grant funding from the NC3Rs includes two awards focusing on applying the 3Rs to poultry research.
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.