Science Award 2012
The biannual EPAA Science Award aims to promote
the transition from innovative and experimental alternative
approaches towards their industrial application and regulatory
In 2010, the EPAA granted
its first Science Award. The EPAA is now offering the Science
Award for the second time to support the optimization and regulatory
acceptance of 3Rs alternative methods. The award provides young
scientists with the opportunity to cooperate with experienced
scientists from various industry sectors and the European Commission.
Financial support of up to €100 000 will be
provided to the institution of the successful candidate to allow
the extension of an existing research contract for a period
of up to one year in order to promote the transition from existing
innovative alternative approach/method from the experimental
stage towards regulatory acceptance and industrial application.
The winner of the Science Award 2012 will be announced at the
EPAA annual conference, on November
EPAA Awards - Annual
The EPAA Poster Award is given for a poster
presented by not-for-profit organizations such as universities
or NGOs. For 2011, posters in competition had to related to
the 2011 lead theme on Integrated Testing Strategies (ITS) and
their impact on the 3Rs.
The award consists of financial support equivalent to €1500
to be used for reimbursement of expenses related to 3Rs activities
(e.g., in support of research, dissemination activities or participation
of the authors in relevant conferences or workshops).
A selection panel composed of EPAA representatives from the
European Commission and industry has reviewed about 20 posters
from academia or NGOs that were accepted for presentation at
the Conference. Out of these, the panel agreed to award the
Batke et al.
(Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine
for the poster
“ITS RepDose: A functional Integrated
Testing Strategy for the endpoint repeated dose toxicity”
The absctract and the winning poster can be viewed here
Out of the posters presented by industry, the EPAA
recognition for “best poster from industry”, to which
no financial prize is attached, was granted by the selection
Doe (1), M.Embry (2) & D. Wolf (3)
(1: ParkerDoe Partnership, UK; 2: ILSI Health and Environment
Science Institute, DC, USA; 3: US Environmental Protection Agency,
for the poster
“Moving from Data Requirements to Knowledge
The absctract and the winning poster can be viewed
In the framework of its policy to promote alternative approaches
to animal testing, the EPAA launched two awards a couple of
years ago: the EPAA Communication Price, and the EPAA Science
The EPAA Communication Price, worth 3000 €,
awards an article that broadens awareness of the role of safety
assessment and regulatory compliance in product development
and that promotes replacement, reduction and refinement approaches.
For 2011, the EPAA’s lead theme was ITS and their impact on
the 3Rs, we asked particular attention on how ITS could help
implementing alternative approaches to animal testing.
A selection panel composed of representatives of industry,
Commission services and the EPAA Mirror Group reviewed the 8
submissions and decided exceptionally not to award the EPAA
2011 Communication Prize.