Mice and rats comprise 75% of all animals used in research in the EU (Seventh report from the European Commission). Here we highlight some of the resources and outputs from our programmes related to laboratory rodent welfare, which aim to have a positive impact on the large number of rodents used in research in addition to improving the quality of scientific outputs.
Throughout 2017, the NC3Rs highlighted the welfare needs of laboratory rodents as part of our Year of Laboratory Rodent Welfare. We ran a series of workshops, events and data collection projects aimed at animal technicians, as well a number of other projects focusing on laboratory rodent welfare. Details of these initiatives can also be found below.