JRC News

  1. 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).

  2. 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.

  3. 14 Oct 2015

    Progressing alternatives to animal testing through better understanding of toxicological processes, wider application of new methodologies and tools, and greater interaction between different disciplines and communities.

  4. 28 Aug 2015

    New JRC report helps identifying substances that might need to be considered within the European chemicals regulation REACH as potentially causing serious effects on human health and the environment.

  5. 25 Aug 2015

    Co-edited and co-authored by ECVAM scientists, the "In Vitro Toxicology Systems" book has been shortlisted for this year's Lush Prize in the training category. It brings together important issues and considerations needed in order to develop a workable, reliable, integrated testing strategy for the replacement of animals in toxicity testing regimes.  The Lush Prize, now in its fourth year, rewards scientists and organisations for their outstanding contributions to replacing animal testing.

  6. 18 Aug 2015

    The JRC's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternative Methods to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has adapted the format of DB-ALM, its unique public database on alternative methods, to fully comply with the OECD guidance for describing non-guideline in vitro test methods.

  7. 14 Jul 2015

    The JRC-run EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has just published its strategy to promote ways of integrating data obtained through non-animal tests with computer models of the human body.

  8. 3 Jun 2015

    The European Commission today issued a Communication in response to the European Citizens’ Initiative Stop Vivisection.

  9. 24 Apr 2015

    EURL ECVAM hosts first meeting of European 3Rs Centres (21-22 April 2015)

  10. 21 Apr 2015

    Female liver cells, and in particular those in menopaused women, are more susceptible to adverse effects of drugs than their male counterparts, according to new research carried out by the JRC.