Collaboration in SEURAT-1

JRC contribution to EU research initiative on alternatives methods: outcome of the SEURAT-1 2nd Annual MeetingLaunched in 2011 with over 70 European research partners, SEURAT-1 (Safety Evaluation Ultimately Replacing Animal Testing) is a 50 million public-private research partnership equally co-funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation (through its FP7 HEALTH research programme) and Cosmetics Europe, the industry personal care association.

An integral part of the Systems Toxicology Unit of the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternative to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) is heavily involved in the SEURAT-1 initiative, which reflects its mandate under the Directive 2010/63/EU for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes: to help in guiding the development of alternative methods and ensuring that research results are translated into solutions fit for regulatory use.

The articles below, listed in chronological order, illustrate the main steps of EURL ECVAM's collaboration in SEURAT-1: