JRC News

  1. 21 Jun 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).

  2. 8 Jun 2016

    These European centres focus on a variety of innovative ways for achieving impact in the 3Rs – the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of the use of animals used for scientific purposes.

  3. 1 Jun 2016

    The JRC is presenting today at the High Level Group meeting on Nutrition and Physical Activity in Brussels, two new toolkits that provide answers to these questions of great public health significance.

  4. 31 May 2016

    On 18-19 May 2016 EURL ECVAM ran a training course on "Basic knowledge in modern toxicological sciences" designed for students of Master’s programmes of Toxicology. 

  5. 17 May 2016

    EURL ECVAM releases its report on extrapolation approaches to avoid chronic fish toxicity testing on the basis of existing aquatic toxicity data.

  6. 4 May 2016

    European experts in alternative approaches to animal testing promote current and future collaborations with partners in Brazil.

  7. 19 Apr 2016

    Nanoform, Read-across, Weight of Evidence…what do they mean in the nanomaterials safety context? How many definitions of those terms are available?

    Consistent use of terminology is important in any field of science and technology to ensure common understanding of concepts and tools among different stakeholders, such as science experts, regulatory authorities, industry and consumers.

  8. 11 Apr 2016

    JRC scientists produced a spiked rice material to be further developed as a reference material for radioactivity measurements. The material, spiked with 137Cs was tested for homogeneity by gamma ray spectrometry and was found to be sufficiently homogenous to be employed for future method validation.

  9. 25 Mar 2016

    JRC scientists have developed and certified a new set of calibrants for the standardisation of measurements of glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), a marker for the monitoring of diabetes in blood. Medical doctors use HbA1c values not only as an indicator for diabetes but also to assess the results of treatment.

  10. 22 Mar 2016

    "Legal highs" are new psychoactive substances (NPS) with similar - and sometimes stronger- effects than illicit drugs such as cannabis, heroin and cocaine. They can be cheaply and easily produced and they have recently gained popularity even amongst casual drug users, often teenagers and young adults, therefore becoming a serious new threat to public health.