Working with NC3Rs

Working with NC3Rs

The NC3Rs is a UK-based scientific organisation dedicated to replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in research and testing (the 3Rs).

They collaborate with scientists and organisations from across the life sciences sector, nationally and internationally, including universities, the pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer products industries, other research funders, and regulatory authorities.

They support the commitment of the scientific community to the 3Rs by funding research and early career development, supporting open innovation and the commercialisation of 3Rs technologies, and stimulating changes in policy, regulations and practice.

Visit the NC3Rs website for further information.

A major goal that was described in the NC3Rs Vision 2012-2025 was to maximise support for the 3Rs within research institutions.  To deliver this the NC3Rs, working with the Universities, appointed regional programme managers who would provide dedicated 3Rs advice at the project, laboratory and institute level.

Since September 2016 the University of Leicester has actively engaged and works in collaboration with the NC3Rs Regional Programme Manager (Midlands) Dr Emma Stringer supporting scientists and those working under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act including Project and Personal licence holders, animal care and veterinary staff and senior administrators.

Further information on how this works in practice can be found on the blog provided by the Regional Manager:  Meet the 'locals'! The NC3Rs Regional Programme Managers share their experience

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Director: Dr Neil Dear

Division of Biomedical Services
University of Leicester

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Leicester

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Tel: +44 (0) 116 252 5288

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