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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Welcome to the European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing - EURL ECVAM!
EURL ECVAM is an integral part of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the science and knowledge service of the European Commission and is located at the JRC site in Ispra, Italy.
The mandate of EURL ECVAM is specified in EU legislation on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and includes a number of duties to advance the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement (the Three Rs) of animal procedures.
The current activities of EURL ECVAM build on over 30 years of JRC support to the Three Rs and include:
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