NC3Rs Non-human primate accommodation, care and use guidelines

The guidelines have been instrumental in improving the housing and care of non-human primates at UK universities and other publicly funded laboratories internationally through, for example, requiring increased space for the animals, social housing and daily foraging opportunities – all of which are critical for NHP welfare.

Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (Ag Guide)

The American Dairy Science Association® (ADSA®), the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS), and the Poultry Science Association (PSA) are pleased to announce the release of the 4th edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, commonly known as the Ag Guide.

Norecopa - Norway's online 3R centre

Norecopa is Norway's 3R centre and National Consensus Platform for the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal experiments.

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Improving animal welfare at Newcastle University by introducing the low stress handling of mice

Senior Newcastle University Animal Care Technician Emma Hamilton has written an article on the development of 'non-aversive' handling (NAH) at Newcastle University which was recently published in the IAT Journal 'Animal Technology and Welfare'.​​​​​​​

Breast Cancer Research - Alternatives Database

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has undertaken a study to review available and emerging non-animal models in the field of breast cancer.

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Respiratory tract diseases - alternatives database

In a detailed analysis of the scientific literature, over 21,000 abstracts (11,636 non-cancer and 9,421 cancer) were scanned for relevant non-animal models of respiratory disease (e.g. asthma, COPD).

Human Tissue Banks for research

A research tissue bank (RTB) or biobank is a collection of human tissue or other biological material, which is stored for future research use. Some RTBs store samples in order to answer a very specific question about health, while others collect for future use without knowing exactly for what research projects the tissue will be used.

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QM+Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre

The QM+Emulate Organs-on-Chips Centre provides access to Emulate’s Organs-on-Chips technology to enable researchers to use Emulate’s supported organ models which include: Liver, Proximal Tubule Kidney, Lung and Intestine or develop organ models of their design to expedite their experiments.

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EURL ECVAM Database Service on Alternative Methods to Animal Experimentation (DB-ALM)

DB-ALM dataset is a publicly accessible collection of alternative method summaries and protocols. DB-ALM focuses primarily on methods submitted to EURL ECVAM for validation, and those identified in ad hoc reviews of the literature and end-users in specific application areas between 2000 and 2019.

EURL ECVAM Search Guide

A guide to searching for information relating to alternative methods and 3Rs. It provides search principles and procedures, suggested search terms and user guidance together with an inventory of relevant information resources.

3Rs News from the NC3Rs

Visit nc3rs.org.uk for news and updates on the 3Rs in the UK

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PIL Course Training

Visit www.researchanimaltraining.com for lab animal technician and researcher online training

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