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We are pleased to announce that Professor Paul Garside, Dr David Lovell and Professor Jon Timmis have joined the NC3Rs Board.

Laboratory equipment

2017 was a busy year for the NC3Rs – as well as being our Year of Laboratory Rodent Welfare, we undertook a number of initiatives to advance the 3Rs, forging new partnerships, developing guidelines for best practice and continuing to fund the

A brown mouse in a tube

In this blog post, Dr Mark Prescott, Director of Policy and Outreach, and Dr Nathalie Percie du Sert, Head of Experimental Design and Reporting, reflect on their involvement in the recent 8th International Conference of the Laboratory Animal

The Taj Mahal in the Indian city of Agra

In the final blog of the ‘Data, data, data’ series*, Dr Manasi Nandi, Senior Lecturer in Integrative Pharmacology at King’s College London talks about her project as a case study where mathematical modelling can help advance the 3Rs by improved

A mathematical modelling

Dr Peter Hohenstein from The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh and International Society for Transgenic Technologies, shares his impressions from the 14th Transgenic Technology Meeting (TT2017) which took place last month.

Head shot of Dr Peter Hohenstein

We have teamed up with LabAnimal and the North American 3Rs Collaborative to bring you “3 Minute 3Rs”, a new monthly podcast summarising the latest research and news in 3Rs science and technology.

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Fifteen new PhD studentships totalling £1.35 million have been awarded by the NC3Rs across leading UK institutions for exceptional 3Rs research and training projects.

Students standing in front of a large turbine

Two new papers, published today and yesterday in Nature Methods and PLOS Biology describe the Experimental Design Assistant (EDA), a free-to-use, online resource developed by the NC3Rs in collaboration with a team of innovative software designers and

A diagram that represents the experimental plans in detail. It assists researchers in designing robust and reliable experiments, and improve the reproducibility of animal research

A new paper, published today in PLOS ONE describes an automated home cage monitoring system for rats developed through the NC3Rs CRACK IT open innovation platform.

A rat entering its home

Our Training Fellowship scheme is designed to support the development of promising early career researchers with less than three years’ post-doctoral experience.

Deepali Pal with a colleague who is beside her