JRC News

  1. 8 Jul 2016

    A review of case studies assessing the risk from exposure to chemical mixtures shows a potential concern for several groups of chemicals for highly exposed or particularly vulnerable population groups.

  2. 4 Jul 2016

    The new VAC2VAC project - "Vaccine batch to vaccine batch comparison by consistency testing" – officially launched on the 1st March 2016, brings together 20 public and private partners including the European Commission Joint Research Centre's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM).

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 

  7. 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.

  8. 17 Mar 2016

    Following the most recent call for interest in 2015, the network has been recently expanded to include 38 member facilities.

  9. 1 Feb 2016

    Public survey launched following the European Commission's communication in response to the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Vivisection".

  10. 17 Dec 2015

    Reference chemical selection is a key step in the development, optimisation and validation of alternative test methods. In light of newly available data, the JRC's European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM), supported by a group of experts, has revised its recommended list of genotoxic and non-genotoxic chemicals for assessing the performance of new or improved in vitro genotoxicity test methods.