News & blogs


More evidence published supporting the use of tunnel handling in mice

NC3Rs-funded research shows the method used to pick up mice has a greater influence on their anxiety than subsequent procedures.

Changing mouse handling practice at a university establishment

Lesley Gilmour, the University of Glasgow's NTCO, shares her experience of implementing refined mouse handling across the institution.

16 new NC3Rs-funded PhD Studentships awarded

The awards, totalling £1.44 million, will embed the 3Rs in the training of early career researchers across a range of disciplines.

£1.75 million awarded to deliver the 2018 CRACK IT Challenges

Two teams have been awarded funding to deliver Phase 2 of the 2018 CRACK IT Challenges competition. 

CRACK IT 2020: Call for Challenges

Could your organisation sponsor the next CRACK IT Challenge to improve R&D and reduce reliance on animal models?

Highlights from the 2019 NC3Rs/IAT Animal Technicians’ Symposium

Read summaries of three of this year's talks, delivered by experts in laboratory animal welfare and refinement, and find out the winners of the technicians' poster prize.

Minimising aggression in group-housed male mice

The results of our crowdsourcing study to understand and minimise aggression in male mice are published in Scientific Reports.

Applying the 3Rs in drug development: Improving delivery of innovative treatments to patients

Read about our recent workshop highlighting how we support the pharmaceutical industry to develop new 3Rs approaches.

Read our reports from international NC3Rs toxicology symposia

The two reports highlight how the 3Rs are being advanced in drug development internationally, as well as the progress of adopting non-animal methods for acute toxicity testing.