This is the first post in a series of guest blogs about different aspects of managing data and its importance for the 3Rs.
Today we have published a strategy document which sets out our plans for the next three years.
Scientists at Newcastle University have investigated whether social stimuli can be used to reduce fluid restriction for macaques used in behavioural neuroscience research. Their findings are published in PLoS ONE.
The NC3Rs has sponsored four events during this year’s Pint of Science festival, where researchers took over pubs across the UK to speak about their work.
Scientists at Newcastle University have developed a novel automated system for positive reinforcement training (PRT) of macaque monkeys, suitable for use in breeding and research facilities.
Researchers at University of Portsmouth have optimised a robust sperm preservation method that will reduce the number of frogs used in research.
Many scientists can be reluctant to adopt new 3Rs technologies and approaches because of concerns about comparison with historic data or access to specialist skills for example.
Our Regional Programme Managers, Kamar Ameen-Ali and Emma Stringer, have recently been working with universities on their web pages about animal research.
Working in partnership with three contract research organisations (CROs), the NC3Rs has recently published recommendations in Laboratory Animals for best practice in rat bile duct cannulation (BDC) studies.
The OECD has recently approved a refined test guideline for acute inhalation studies.* The Fixed Concentration Procedure (FCP) is a refinement over currently accepted methods since it uses fewer animals (e.g. five animals per study compared to ten
Two innovative projects have been awarded £50k each through the NC3Rs CRACK IT Solutions technology partnering programme.
This year we have funding for three PhD studentships as part of our collaboration with the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
We have recently published a review focusing on our PhD studentships, which is now available on our website.
NC3Rs-funded PhD student Neal Rimmer, who works with Dr Jonathan McDearmid at the University of Leicester, shares his experience of participating in STEM for Britain, a competition that encourages early career researchers to promote their work by
Two teams have each been awarded £100,000 through the NC3Rs open innovation competition CRACK IT Challenges.
The Pint of Science festival is returning to pubs around the country on 15 - 17 May.
As part of the NC3Rs year of laboratory rodent welfare, our latest blog is from Professor Paul Flecknell, Newcastle University on the issue of aseptic surgery.
We know that compiling and submitting a grant application is a time-consuming process.
Promoting high standards of laboratory animal welfare by refining housing, husbandry and procedures is at the heart of NC3Rs’ work.
A new study shows that how mice are picked up can substantially change their behaviour in cognitive tests.