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2019 Skills and Knowledge Transfer grant scheme: a new collaboration with Cancer Research UK

We are offering joint awards of up to £75k to support the sharing of 3Rs skills, tools and technologies within cancer research.

Galleria mellonella as a novel non-mammalian infection model for TB

A pioneering study has demonstrated that Galleria mellonella larvae represent a viable alternative to vertebrate models of TB.

£2.4m awarded in grants to advance the 3Rs

Seven new project grants have been awarded to outstanding projects from a broad range of scientific disciplines.

How to decide your sample size when the power calculation is not straightforward

Dr Simon Bate, from Statistical Sciences, GSK, covers a few nagging questions about statistics and the 3Rs that he regularly encounters.

New checklists to support the assessment of welfare standards in overseas research

The NC3Rs is launching a series of checklists that will support UK funding bodies to ensure animal research carried out overseas is conducted to appropriate standards of welfare.

2018 CRACK IT Challenges announced

This year's competition consists of three Challenges identified jointly by the NC3Rs and Sponsors.

Six highlights from Pint of Science 2018

We look back at this year's Pint of Science festival, where NC3Rs grantholders spoke about their work in pubs around the country.

British Pharmacological Society launches a new curriculum for the use of research animals

New curriculum for undergraduate and taught Masters education on the use of research animals. 

Strategy for the revision of the ARRIVE guidelines

We have published our strategy for the revision of the ARRIVE guidelines, designed to improve the reporting of research using animals.