Tech3Rs is our regular newsletter providing animal technicians with the latest news from the NC3Rs. Each issue features updates on recent advances in the 3Rs and highlights new resources, research and events that we think will be of interest to animal technicians. Download the latest issue now or read on to find out more.
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- The NC3Rs and the 3Rs during the COVID-19 pandemic
- 3Rs champions: refinements in rodent oral dosing and zebrafish geotyping
- 3Rs papers of interest: environmental enrichment
- Tech Journeys: a look at the career path of John Waters, Chief Animal Technician and NACWO at the University of Liverpool
- Help test a new device for embryo culture
- Spotlight on new online resources for technicians
- More reasons to tunnel handle your mice
- 3Rs champions refining mouse and rat care in their facilities
- 3Rs papers of interest: mouse husbandry
- Highlights from our news and blog, featuring two new posts by animal care staff at the universities of Glasgow and Dundee
- Upcoming events
- Spotlight on mouse husbandry
- Minimising mouse aggression
- 3Rs papers of interest: environmental enrichment for pigs
- Highlights from the 2019 NC3Rs/IAT Animal Technicians' Symposium
- Spotlight on rat husbandry
- NC3Rs-sponsored session at AST 2020 (24-26 March): "New Technologies Which Advance Refinement and Science"
- PLUS a pull-out A3 poster on avoiding the reuse of needles
- Tickling rats for improved welfare
- 3Rs papers of interest: grimace scales
- 3Rs champions
- Spotlight on laboratory animal anaesthesia
- Secret Lives of Mice: our new citizen science project with MRC Harwell
- PLUS a pull-out A3 poster on our Regional Programme Managers and how they can help you advance the 3Rs
- Refinement of rat telemetry studies
- IAT Congress workshops: Fundamental concepts of experimental design
- 3Rs champions
- Spotlight on the evidence for refined mouse handling methods
- NC3Rs/IAT Animal Technicians’ Symposium (2 October 2019)
- PLUS our celebration of animal technicians for the IAT's Animal Technologist Month
- Shaping the future of amphibians in research
Recent papers on zebrafish welfare
Spotlight on guinea pig husbandry
- Upcoming events
- PLUS a pull-out A3 poster highlighting the resources available on our animal technicians' hub
- Mouse aggression study
- Mouse handling made easy
- CRACK IT Solutions
- Highlights from the NC3Rs blog
- 3Rs papers of interest