What we do

The NC3Rs mission is delivered through a range of programmes which are showcased in this area of our website.  

We award funding for research, innovation and early career training to a wide range of institutions to accelerate the development and uptake of 3Rs approaches. More information about the 3Rs can be found on our About the 3Rs pages.

NC3Rs scientific staff lead on a number of projects across the 3Rs, from animal welfare to toxicology, focusing on changing policy, practice and regulations.

The boxes below split our portfolio into three key categories. Click through to see projects in that category, or use the search box to find something specific. You will find details on each project, including its aims, impacts and associated publications.

Latest News

Developing and implementing an institutional 3Rs strategyguidance for those overseeing animal research at institutions on recognising 3Rs opportunities and putting them into practice.

Congratulations to this year’s AAALAC/IQ Global 3Rs Award winnersthe winners include two NC3Rs grant holders, Europe awardee Dr Rachel Tanner (University of Oxford) and highly commended Dr Ben Davies (University of Oxford).

Two new Gateway publicationsa refined skin swabbing protocol for fish DNA collection and a zebrafish embryo model for quantifying endothelial cell proliferation.

New publication – Dr Patricija van Oosten-Hawle and colleagues explore proteotoxicity in a C. elegans model of amyloidosis, funded by an NC3Rs Project grant.

Listen to 3 Minute 3Rs – November 2021 marks the fourth birthday of the podcast, which covers three research papers each month to give you an overview of the latest 3Rs innovations. Listen or subscribe wherever you get podcasts.