ESTAF (ECVAM Stakeholder Forum)

Role, operation and output of ESTAF

Role of the ESTAF

The ESTAF's roles will be:

  • Advocacy, voicing of stakeholder interests (e.g. economical, societal, sectorial etc.)
  • Upstream input on relevance and applicability of proposed test methods and testing strategies
  • Communicating new activities, trends, scientific and technical issues; strategic and practical aspects of test method development, optimisation, validation and use.
  • Serving as a collaborative platform in view of supporting and participating in joint ESTAF and EURL ECVAM activities
  • Commenting on draft EURL ECVAM Recommendations following ESAC Peer Review of Validation Studies

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Representatives to the ESTAF

 

If selected by ECVAM, Stakeholder Organisations fulfilling the Eligibility Criteria may be invited to assign a Representative to the ESTAF. ECVAM reserves the right to select among eligible stakeholder organisations those which it deems most suitable in view of fulfilling ESTAF’s role.

Although Representatives are formally participating on behalf of their organisation and not due to personal qualifications, Representatives should preferably have the necessary scientific & technical or other expertise to support ESTAF and its role. Representatives should be fluent in English, the working language of ESTAF.

To ensure transparency of the type of advocacy present in the ESTAF, stakeholder organisations represented in the ESTAF, need to declare their specific (vested) interests and how they conduct advocacy for their stake  (pdf icon Advocacy Statement).

 

Members of ESTAF

Nr.

Organisation

REPRESENTATIVE

Surname, Name, e-mail

 

INDUSTRY

 

1

A.I.S.E
(The international Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products)

BERTEIN Caroline

 

 

2

CEFIC
(European Chemical Industry Council)

LANDSIEDEL Robert

robert.landsiedel@basf.com

 

3

COSMETICS EUROPE

TAALMAN Rob

4

ECETOC
(European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals)

BARS Remi

5

EFfCI
(European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients)

KREILING Reinhard

Reinhard.Kreiling@clariant.com

6

EFPIA

(European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations)

FISH Colin

 colin.j.fish@gsk.com

7

IVTIP
(In vitro Testing Industrial Platform)

DE WEVER Bart

bart@deweverconsulting.be

 8  IFRA
(International Fragrance Association)
VEY Matthias mvey@ifraorg.orga

RESEARCH

 

 

9

AFABILITY

GRAY Alison

draligray@afability.com

10

ESTIV
(European Society for Toxicology in vitro)


ESKES Chantra  
 

11

EUROTOX
(Federation of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology)


BUESEN Roland


roland.buesen@basf.com

12

European Primate Network

TREUE Stefan

treue@gwdg.de

 

CIVIL SOCIETY (Animal Welfare)

 

13

ADI
(Animal Defenders International)

DODKIN Christina

research@ad-international.org

14

ECEAE
(European Coalition to End Animal Experiments)

TAYLOR Katy

katy.taylor@buav.org

15

Eurogroup for Animals

REID Kirsty

k.reid@eurogroupforanimals.org

16

Humane Society International /Europe

HYNES Jarlath

jhynes@hsi.org

 

17

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation

STODDART Gilly

 

GillyS@peta.org.uk

18 European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EUSAAT)  FRITSCHE Ellen ellen.fritsche@uni-duesseldorf.de

OTHERS

 

19

ECOPA
(European Consensus Platform for Alternatives)

VANPARYS Philippe

philippe.vanparys@altoxicon.com

20 NCAEI
(National Council for Animal Experimentation Israel)

 

 

21 Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing Europe (CAAT Europe)

ROVIDA Costanza

costanza.rovida@uni-konstanz.de

OBSERVERS

22 SCCS
(Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety)
DG SANCO

SANCO-C2-SCCS@ec.europa.eu

Meetings & Operation

  • ESTAF will typically meet once a year.
  • Working language will be English.
  • Requests, input and collaborative activities will be addressed also through written procedure and using an internet-based forum for information exchange.
  • ESTAF may at any point suggest additional stakeholders for participation.
  • The first meeting was held on 27 May 2011.
  • The PARERE and ESTAF joint meeting of 5-6 June 2013 in Ispra, Italy included a dedicated workshop on the theme "Establishing the Relevance and Ensuring the Acceptance of Alternative Methods for regulatory Safety Assessment".
  • The joint PARERE and ESTAF meeting of 5-6 June 2014 included a 360° question and answer session on issues relating to validation and acceptance.
  • The joint PARERE and ESTAF meeting of 20-21 October 2015 included a dedicated workshop on Integrated approaches to testing and assessment (IATA): method validation; testing strategy development, evaluation and acceptance.
  • The joint PARERE- ESTAF meeting on 8-10 November 2016 included a session on 3Rs uptake in basic, applied, and translational research and education and training and a workshop to explore the possible regulatory use of alternative (non-animal) approaches for systemic toxicity that are intended for the hazard and safety assessment of chemicals used in a variety of sectors.

 

Cost of meetings

  • The meetings will be organised by the European Commission / JRC / ECVAM who will carry the cost of the meeting venue.
  • However, travel, hotel cost and subsistence for attending the meetings will have to be carried by the Stakeholder Organisation.

 

List of Meetings

 

Meeting

Agenda

Minutes/Summaries

 

ESTAF Meeting 27 May 2011

pdf Agenda pdf Minutes
 

Joint ESTAF/PARERE Meeting 25-26 Sept. 2012

pdf Agenda pdf Executive summary
 

Joint ESTAF/PARERE Meeting 5-6 June 2013

pdf Agenda

pdf Agenda workshop
pdf Summary record

Joint ESTAF/PARERE Meeting, 5-6 June 2014

pdf Agenda pdf Summary record

Joint ESTAF/PARERE Meeting, 20-21 October 2015

pdf Agenda pdf Summary record