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We are launching a new funding opportunity through a strategic collaboration with BBSRC to help researchers commercialise their 3Rs tools and technologies.

ICURe Innovate UK and BBSRC

NC3Rs Programme Manager Dr Elliot Lilley reflects on the united vision that drove the success of our project to embed the 3Rs in quality, safety and efficacy testing of vaccines and biological therapeutics.

Portrait of Dr Elliot Lilley

We are partnering with Pint of Science to invite you to learn more about the science behind replacing animals in research.

Icons representing replacement approaches.

Hear from the NC3Rs NAMs Advisory Group as they discuss their recent paper on how to overcome the hurdles to embedding new approach methodologies (NAMs) in chemical and drug safety assessment.

Three images representing NAMs: a laboratory flask, an environmental landscape and a computer-designed molecule.

Bringing together oncology researchers to establish collaborations and catalyse the uptake of 3Rs technologies for cancer research.

A graphic showing a network of circles, the three in the centre feature icons depicting cancer cells, chemotherapy drugs and DNA

Our Regional Programme Manager, Dr Ellen Forty, speaks to individuals across three UK research establishments about the unique focus the role of a ‘3Rs Champion’ brings to their local research environment.

A white trophy with the term '3Rs' on it sits on a bright yellow background.

Discover how the NC3Rs works to address the use of dogs in research and replace the use of animals in toxicity testing with non-animal methods, two topics being debated in Parliament later today.

Portrait of Dr Vicky Robinson, Chief Executive, NC3Rs.

Explore papers sharing 3Rs methods and technologies published on the NC3Rs F1000 Gateway – an open access platform for NC3Rs grant holders to showcase their research and maximise the 3Rs impact of their work.

The NC3Rs F1000 Gateway homepage.

2024 marks the 20-year anniversary of the NC3Rs. Discover the celebratory activities we have planned over the course of the year in our latest blog.

20-year anniversary logo. 20 years of pioneering better science

The latest impact stories feature a model of early-stage lung cancer, an artificial human blood vessel to study blood clotting in vitro and a 3D human cell culture model to evaluate and screen treatments for glioblastoma.

Illustration showing the various organs that an organ-on-a-chip can model, including the retina, brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and intestines.