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Requesting information from the NC3Rs

We aim to be as open as possible in informing others about how we conduct our activities through our publications, our website and face-to-face discussions. 

We are committed to openness, transparency, good record-keeping and effective communication in our handling of requests for information.

  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Environmental Information Regulations 2004 give you specific rights to obtain information about what we do and how we do it.
  • The Data Protection Act 2018 gives you the right to see personal information we hold about you.

Information that we routinely publish

Details of the research we support can be found in Our portfolio.

While the NC3Rs is independent in setting its scientific strategy and making funding decisions, it is not an independent public authority. For the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act, the NC3Rs is considered as part of the MRC, which in turn is part of UKRI. Any requests relating to the Freedom of Information Act should be addressed to the NC3Rs Information Officer at in the first instance. These requests will be redirected to the MRC Data Protection Management Team and actioned appropriately.

Requesting information

If you are not able to access the information you are interested in, or if you wish to find out information relating to your own personal data, you can make a formal request in writing under the Freedom of Information Act, Environmental Information Regulations or Data Protection Act.

To help us locate the information you require please outline your request as clearly as possible, providing any relevant dates, organisations or names. You may also wish to specify the format in which you would like to receive the information (e.g. hard copy or electronic format).

To make a request please contact our Information Officer at or write to:

Information Officer
Gibbs Building
215 Euston Road

If you are not satisfied that we have dealt with your request in an appropriate manner you may appeal using our complaints procedure.

Changing policy

We aim to provide as much information as possible free of charge, although we reserve the right to charge fees in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit and Fees) Regulation 2004.

Freedom of information and peer review

The peer review of research proposals is central to the NC3Rs' mission to encourage and support high-quality research in the 3Rs. Our approach to requests for information relating to the peer review process follows MRC's approach, as part of UKRI.  

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