EU Science Hub

European Union Network of Laboratories for the Validation of Alternative Methods

EU-NETVAL provides support for EURL ECVAM's validation studies that serve to assess the reliability and relevance of alternative methods with a potential to replace, reduce, or refine the use of animals for scientific purposes.

It was set up by EURL ECVAM in response to the provision of the directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes which requests that EU Member States assist the European Commission in the validation of alternative methods. It is also coordinated by EURL ECVAM. EU-NETVAL has 26 members, including 25 test facilities from EU Member States plus the European Commission's own in vitro test facility (certified as Good Laboratory Practice, GLP) operated by EURL ECVAM,  and approved by the National Contact Points.