Alternative Testing Strategies - 2008 Report - Replacing, reducing and refining use of animals in research
|Dec 01, 2008|
|Contact: JRC, IHCP, Alternative methods|
|EC Directorate-General for Research Life Sciences, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health|
Edited by Charles Kessler - Directorate-General for Research - Life Sciences, Genomics and Biotechnology for Health - European Commission, 2008 - EUR 22846
The purpose of this compilation of information on EU-supported research in alternative testing strategies, issued in 2008, is to demonstrate the range of activities undertaken and initial results obtained in this field during the course of the EU’s Sixth Framework Programme for Research (2002- 2006), notably under the heading ‘Applications of knowledge and technologies in the field of genomics and biotechnology for health’ in the ‘Life sciences, genomics and biotechnology for health’ thematic priority.
Information is also provided on projects supported following the first call for proposals made by the Health priority of the Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013).
The projects described fall into three groups:
specific toxicity assays, and
projects focusing on specific scientific, social or ethical aspects and taking the form of fora and workshops.