10th anniversary of the NC3Rs
Researchers visit the House of Lords to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the NC3Rs: July 2014
Professors Ian Jackson (MRC Human Genetics Unit at the IGMM) and Cathy Abbott (Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine at the IGMM) visited the House of Lords on 30th June to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs).
The NC3Rs is an independent scientific organisation that supports the UK science base by driving and funding innovation and technological developments that replace or reduce the need for animals in research and testing, as well as leading on improvements in welfare where animals continue to be used. It promotes robust and ethical scientific practice through collaborating with research funders, academia, industry, regulators and animal welfare organisations, both in the UK and internationally.
The IGMM continues to support the NC3Rs, with Professor Jackson sitting on their Fellowships Committee, both Professor Jackson and Professor Abbott sitting on the Project Grants Committee and Professor Val Brunton (Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre at the IGMM) sitting on the Studentships Committee.