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Now available: details of EURL ECVAM's validation process

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Mar 04, 2013
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On EURL ECVAM's web site

New content concerning EURL ECVAM's validation process is now available on this web section. Information is provided on the four key steps of the process.

EURL ECVAM's mandate and activities (as outlined in Directive 2010/63/EC on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes) cover the entire life cycle of alternative methods, i.e. from development over validation to regulatory acceptance, international recognition and proper scientific use.

At the core of these activities is the EURL ECVAM validation process. Validation is at the interface between test method development/optimisation and regulatory acceptance/international recognition and ensures a science-based and conscientious evaluation of test methods and approaches (e.g. Integrated Testing Strategies, ITS), independent of specific interests, establishing their overall performance and fitness for a given purpose, i.e. their scientific validity. The EURL ECVAM validation process allows for a consistent execution of all EURL ECVAM validation studies and encompasses four key steps. During the process, stakeholders, international partners and also test method submitters are involved at key stages, so that their views but also their technical and scientific input is taken into account to the extent possible.