JRC News

  1. 6 Jul 2016

    The methodology was developed to support the Commission's impact assessment which estimated possible health, environmental and socio-economic consequences of adopting different options for defining scientific criteria for the identification of endocrine disruptors (EDs) in a regulatory context.

  2. 29 Jun 2016

    The European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre releases its report reviewing the current demand for in vivo carcinogenicity studies across chemical sectors within the European Union.

    The approaches for evaluating the carcinogenic potential of substances, including whether carcinogenicity studies should be conducted, differ substantially across sectors. Despite variations in testing schemes, the two-year bioassay study in rodents represents the standard element across all sectors.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 

  6. 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.

  7. 4 May 2016

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

  8. 17 Nov 2015

    Members of the International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods attended a two-day meeting hosted by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM).

  9. 20 Oct 2015

    Novel, non-animal tools and scientific methodologies show high potential for the assessment of combined effects of chemicals on humans and the environment.

  10. 23 Jun 2015

    The JRC has played a central role in the OECD testing programme of representative manufactured nanomaterials. The programme was led by the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN) and had the objective to ensure that the approaches for assessment of hazard, exposure and risk for manufactured nanomaterials “are of a high quality, science-based and internationally harmonised."