Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name CRACK IT
Owner/Developer National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement& Reduction of Animals in Research
Abbreviated owner NC3Rs
Country United Kingdom
Languages English
Contact email
Description CRACK IT is the NC3Rs response to the changing environment in the biosciences. The aim is to accelerate the availability of technologies which will deliver i) measurable 3Rs impacts, ii) new marketable products and iii) more efficient business processes. The pharmaceutical, chemical and consumer products industries are increasingly outsourcing research, collaborating pre-competitively to reduce attrition and open to novel approaches to reduce animal use. Greater knowledge of the limitations of the animal models, for example, the lack of translation of findings in animals to humans has led to an urgent need for more predictive, human-relevant systems for efficacy and safety research. Often, industry seeks solutions to this challenge from the academic and SME sectors. CRACK IT has been developed with two parts, CRACK IT Challenges and CRACK IT Solutions, to maximise both scientific and commercial benefits of new and emerging technologies.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Research Program/Project/Grant
Sub categories Funding Program / Award
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, Audio / Video, Social media, Professional online network
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Industry, Researchers
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Purpose Method development, Funding