Summary records available for the meeting of EURL ECVAM with its stakeholders and regulatory advisory network
|Jun 21, 2016|
The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has published the summary records for the meetings which took place with the members of the Preliminary Assessment of Regulatory Relevance (PARERE) network and the joint meeting of PARERE and the EURL ECVAM Stakeholder Forum (ESTAF)
Alongside updates from EURL ECVAM, the summary records detail discussions which took place regarding recent consultations on the regulatory relevance of proposed alternative approaches, as well as identifying priority areas for the reduction, replacement and refinement (3Rs) of the use of animals in safety testing and biomedical research.
The workshop on the development, evaluation, acceptance and use of integrated approaches to testing and assessment (IATA) is outlined in the joint meeting summary record. IATA are increasingly incorporating newly developed in vitro and computational methods and, as such, offer a useful framework to reduce or replace animal testing. The views of each of the working groups on the establishment, regulatory acceptance and use of IATA are presented in addition to suggestions from the groups on how to progress in this area.