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NC3Rs/MRC joint webinar: using both sexes in animal experiments



Including both sexes in your experiments is increasingly being expected by regulators, funders and publishers. The Medical Research Council (MRC) has recently introduced the requirement to include both sexes in experimental design and analysis plans for future funding rounds.

This joint webinar from the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) and the MRC will explore how to address common challenges when planning, conducting and analysing animal experiments involving both sexes.

The webinar will give practical advice for including both sexes in experimental design and analysis. It will also cover husbandry and other considerations when working with animals of both sexes, and give practical tips to manage any issues.  

There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the webinar presentation. The webinar is free to attend.

Researchers and animal care staff are encouraged to attend and the webinar will be of particular interest to anyone that would like to start including both sexes in their experiments. Find out more and book your free place here.


  • Dr Natasha Karp, Director of Statistics, Data Sciences & Quantitative Biology, Discovery Sciences, R&D, AstraZeneca
  • Dr Sara Wells, Director, Mary Lyon Centre at MRC Harwell