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Saturday, April 4, 2009

British Center Working On Animal Replacement in Research?

We'll see. I just signed up for the e-newsletter. The group is called NC3E (National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research).

The NC3Rs brings together stakeholders in the 3Rs in academia, industry, government and animal welfare organisations to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and the translation of research findings into practice that will benefit both animals and science.

The Centre funds high-quality 3Rs research, organises workshops and symposia to disseminate and advance the 3Rs, and develops 3Rs information resources and guidelines.

The NC3Rs is an independent organisation, reporting to the Science Minister and stakeholders through the publication of an annual report, and is funded by the following organisations - MRC, BBSRC, Home Office, Wellcome Trust, ABPI, GSK, AstraZeneca, Unilever, The Dow Chemical Company, SC Johnson, Syngenta.

1 comment:

Andrew said...


Based on your description, it sounds as though the NC3Rs represents a very constructive initiative.

Unfortunately, I am not overly confident of an end to animal testing in the near future, but I do hope that methods can be developed to minimize the need for it.

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