A new study, published in Laboratory Animals, describes a step forward in enhancing the welfare of dogs used in the testing of pharmaceuticals.
In this guest blog post, Professor Paul Flecknell and Jon Gledhill of FLAIRE Learning share the e-learning resources they’ve developed for those working with laboratory animals and how e-learning can complement more traditional training approaches.
We are pleased to announce five new Skills and Knowledge Transfer awards, bringing the total awards funded to 20 since the scheme launched in 2017.
Running a 3Rs award scheme is one way that biopharmaceutical companies can support scientists and animal care staff to put the 3Rs into practice. In this guest blog post, Paul Finnemore and Stewart Owen share how AstraZeneca is supporting
A new paper published in PLOS ONE presents the results of a survey of non-aversive handling methods (i.e. use of a tunnel or cupped hands) for picking up laboratory mice.
This year’s PhD Studentship call is now open. To mark this we are highlighting some of the scientific and 3Rs impacts from our earliest awards made in collaboration with the British Heart Foundation (BHF).
Seven teams have been awarded funding in the 2019 CRACK IT Challenges competition, which brings together industry, academia and SMEs to develop marketable products or improve business processes that will have a significant 3Rs impact.
A paper published in Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology highlights opportunities to use one rather than two species for long-term toxicity studies.
It’s time to empty your file drawers, tidy up your hard drives and clean up your act when it comes to your data! We have recently added four new article types to our gateway, which will enable NC3Rs researchers to share small pieces of work and
We have awarded four new NC3Rs Training Fellowships, totalling £512k, to support the development of talented 3Rs-minded postdoctoral researchers.
Animal care staff at the University of Dundee's Medical School Resources Unit (MSRU) have put a number of refinements into practice over the past 18 months, including improving environmental enrichment and refining their breeding colonies.
Professor Kevin Shakesheff has been appointed as Chair of the NC3Rs Board from 1 January 2020.
Picking up mice by the tail is a major source of stress that induces strong aversion to the handler, whereas mice handled with a tunnel or cupped hands exhibit low stress and anxiety and actively seek interaction with their handlers.
Lesley Gilmour is the University of Glasgow’s Named Training and Competency Officer (NTCO), responsible for ensuring that all those working with animals are appropriately trained, supervised and competent.
Two teams have been awarded funding to deliver Phase 2 of the 2018 CRACK IT Challenges competition, which brings together industry, academia and SMEs to develop marketable products or improve business processes that will have a significant 3Rs impact
We are pleased to announce that we have awarded 16 new PhD Studentships, totalling £1.44 million.
Could your organisation sponsor the next CRACK IT Challenge to improve R&D and reduce reliance on animal models?
In this blog post we look back at our 2019 Animal Technicians’ Symposium, a joint event with the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT).
How big a problem is aggression in male mice? Which strains are the most aggressive? What can be done to reduce the likelihood of aggression occurring?
The NC3Rs toxicology and regulatory sciences team works to advance the 3Rs within chemical and pharmaceutical toxicity testing, through highlighting our own programmes as well as those of other organisations and consortia.