News & blogs


New Skills and Knowledge Transfer grants awarded

Three awards totalling over £200k have been made in the 2018 NC3Rs Skills and Knowledge Transfer funding competition.

Organs-on-Chips Technology: fostering scientific curiosity to accelerate drug discovery

A new strategic partnership between AstraZeneca and Emulate aims to embed the 3Rs in AstraZeneca's drug discovery programmes through the use of organ-on-a-chip technology.

New platform to maximise the 3Rs impact of NC3Rs-funded research

We have launched the NC3Rs Gateway, a new portal on the F1000Research publication platform dedicated to 3Rs technologies and approaches.

Worm hunting in Colombia: fighting whipworm infection in the lab and the classroom

David Sainsbury Fellow Dr Maria Duque-Correa tells us how the Worm Hunters project is addressing whipworm infection in Colombia through public engagement and 3Rs research.

Pint of Science returns this May

The NC3Rs is sponsoring public engagement events around the UK as part of this year's Pint of Science festival.

International 3Rs Prize awarded for computer modelling that predicts human cardiac safety better than animal studies

Work on an in silico model that predicts cardiotoxicity more accurately than animal studies has won the 2017 3Rs Prize, awarded by the NC3Rs and sponsored by GSK.

Celebrating female researchers for International Women’s Day 2018

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, we are highlighting some of the amazing women whose work is advancing the 3Rs, both in the UK and internationally.

13 years and 900 applications: perspectives and advice from the NC3Rs peer review service

How our peer review and advice service supports the implementation of the 3Rs, plus tips for potential applicants.  

£700k awarded in the 2017 CRACK IT Challenge competition

Seven teams have been awarded funding in the 2017 CRACK IT Challenge competition, which brings together industry, academia and SMEs to develop mark