About this site

Who is behind this site?

group photo 2013This website is managed by EURL ECVAM, the European Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing - hosted by the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP), one of the scientific institutes of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).


The key objective of our website is to increase knowledge of the activities of EURL ECVAM among stakeholders, interested citizens, businesses and journalists, providing them with clear, up to date and easily navigable information.

How to use this site & rss feed icon RSS Feeds

  • Our 'News' include 'Highlights', 'Publications', 'Events', 'Calls', 'Consultations', 'Multimedia'.
  • Please note that a container will only be visible if content exists for that typology of news. This means that if no Consultation is open for a specific Area or Topic, no 'Consultations' container will be displayed.
  • Clicking on 'see all' in each 'container', you'll get the complete list of these items.
  • Each News container is associated with a specific RSS feed (click on rss feed icon icon), to which you can subscribe (see below).
  • Check the complete EURL ECVAM news feed

    rss feed icon Latest news
  • More details? on this page you'll find more on RSS feeds and how to use them


Twitter EURL ECVAM on Twitter - Disclaimer

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@EURL_ECVAM is managed by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) and the JRC-IHCP Systems Toxicity Unit.

EURL ECVAM maintains this social media platform to enhance public access to information about their initiatives and European Union policies related to alternative methods to animal testing.

Our goal is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them.

However EURL ECVAM and the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection accept no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on these platforms. This information is of a general nature only and is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity. It is not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date. It is sometimes linked to external sites over which EURL ECVAM and the European Commission Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection services have no control and for which they assume no responsibility.

If you follow us we will not automatically follow you back. However, being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind. Similarly, retwitting doesn't constitute any endorsement to that tweet.

We welcome feedback and ideas from all our followers. If you want to contact us for official correspondence please use this contact form.


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Photos/Images - Credits

The copyright rights for photos and pictures included in this site are specified in their alternative text.  Except where otherwise stated, photos are Copyright © European Communities. See also our general legal notice.


Disclaimer on linked sites

Several external links are included in this website, related to web content which is not under the responsibility of EURL ECVAM. These links, notably those included in the Glossary section, provide additional information that may be useful or interesting and is being provided consistent with the intended purpose of the EURL ECVAM web site. However, EURL ECVAM cannot attest to the accuracy of information provided by this link or any other linked site. Providing links to a non-EURL ECVAM web site does not constitute an endorsement by EURL ECVAM of the sponsors of the site or the information or products presented on the site. 


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