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2020 CRACK IT Challenges Competition now open – Invitation to Tender

UK and EU-based applicants are invited to tender for the 2020 CRACK IT Challenges.

Tunnel handling improves the welfare of mice undergoing repeated procedures

Research shows that the welfare benefits of non-aversive handling persist after repeated restraint, IP injection and anaesthesia.

The 3Rs across Europe: Webinar series

To celebrate the 3Rs in Europe six organisations have come together to organise a virtual event to highlight the latest 3Rs opportunities. 

£2.4 million awarded to support the development of new 3Rs approaches

Our latest round of project grant funding includes three awards bringing 3Rs approaches to veterinary research.

What could an NC3Rs Training Fellowship do for you?

Dr Deepali Pal shares her experiences as an NC3Rs Training Fellow and how the scheme helped her secure an independent position.

CRACK IT Challenges for 2020 announced

Up to £3.5 million funding is available to solve five Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors.

Six things we’ve learnt about the brain using 3Rs methods

Discover how NC3Rs Grant holders are using 3Rs methods to provide insights into neuroscience.

New ARRIVE guidelines 2.0 released

The updated guidelines will help researchers increase the reliability and reproducibility of animal studies through better reporting. 

A change in (cell) culture: exploring alternatives to fetal calf serum

Dr Jan van der Valk explores why fetal calf serum-free media are important and how the FCS-Free Database can support scientists.