Resource hubs

Areas of our website dedicated to a particular topic or audience:

Guidance and resources to help applicants address the 3Rs aspects of a Home Office project licence application.
Resources and information on the 3Rs aimed at a non-specialist audience.
NC3Rs programmes in drug and chemical safety testing.
Resources to help you move to animal-free options for more reproducible and reliable experiments.
Resources to help laboratory animal technicians implement the 3Rs.
Information on taking blood samples from animals to ensure laboratory staff choose the most appropriate, humane and efficient technique.
Guidance on re-establishing colonies after a pause (e.g. COVID-19 lockdown) with an emphasis on minimising the number of mice used.
Free online tutorials designed to support the training of technicians and others working with laboratory animals.
A practical resource to support technicians in assessing the welfare impact of new enrichment, with extensive guidance and examples.
Resources to aid researchers to improve the design and reporting of research using animals.
Information to help with the implementation of approaches to reduce and refine the use of GA mice.
Posters and other resources on the use of grimace scales to assess pain in laboratory animals.
Information on the housing of laboratory rodents, ferrets, rabbits, cats and dogs.
Non-aversive methods for handling mice.
Resources to help researchers access and use human tissue.
A dedicated, open access portal for our Grant holders to showcase their 3Rs research.
How we support funders to embed the 3Rs in their policies and practice.
Resources on rat tickling and how it can be used to promote positive human-animal interactions, provided by the Gaskill Lab at Purdue University.
How to strengthen the research culture of your group or institution through applying the 3Rs effectively.
Learn more about why the single-use of needles should be standard practice and how to implement this in your facility.
Resources and outputs from our programmes related to laboratory rodent welfare.
Upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars on different 3Rs topics.
Opportunities to refine the use of non-human primates.
Opportunities to refine the use of laboratory zebrafish, including common procedures.