The National Centre for Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) are the go to funder for projects which look for alternative methods to animal testing. Their funding schemes include Project Grants, PhD Studentships and Training Fellowships.
Here’s an update on the latest news from NC3Rs.
A Pint of 3Rs Science
There will be three events held as part of the Pint of Science event – a worldwide festival that brings scientific researchers to your local pub!
There will be three events held in Birmingham, London and Newcastle. Topics include:
- Happier animals, better science!
- Replace, Reduce, Refine: The future of laboratory research
- Stem cells getting on your nerves?
Tickets for the events are £4 and you can find out more about it here.
Explore the Evidence for Refined Mouse Handling Methods
NC3Rs have produced a table that summarises the research published to date on the tunnel handling and cupping methods for mice handling.
If your research involves mice you can take a look at their web page for more information or download the document here:
Improving the Welfare of Macaques in Research
Behavioural Assessment of Wellness and Pain in Macaques
A new observational study has been launched which will help to improve the wellfare of macaques used in research after identifying behavioural indicators of wellfare and pain.
You can read more about the new study here.
Efficient Transport Box and Chair Training of Rhesus Macaques
A new paper has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience Methods looking at refinements in how rhesus macaques used in fundamental neuroscience research are trained to enter transport devices.
You can read more about this story here.