EU-NETVAL

EU-NETVAL is the European Union Network of Laboratories for the Validation of Alternative Methods.

EU-NETVAL's mission is to provide support for EURL ECVAM validation studies that serve to assess the reliability and relevance of alternative methods that have a potential to replace, reduce, or refine the use of animals for scientific purposes. 

EU-NETVAL was set up by EURL ECVAM in response to the provision of Directive 2010/63/EU on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes which requests that EU Member States assist the European Commission in the validation of alternative methods. Currently there are a total of 37 members of EU-NETVAL, selected against pre-defined eligibility criteria (including the European Commission's own in vitro GLP test facility operated by EURL ECVAM, which coordinates the network) and endorsed by the National Contact Points.

Source: EURL ECVAM.