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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The Status Report 2016 published by the Joint Research Centre's EURL ECVAM (the European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing) provides an update on the development, validation, dissemination and regulatory acceptance of alternative approaches, building on the last status report published in September 2015.
Information is provided on a wide variety of activities being undertaken by EURL ECVAM in collaboration with many other organisations, including updates on research and development projects, validation studies, peer reviews, EURL ECVAM recommendations and activities to promote the regulatory acceptance and use of alternative methods and approaches.
The report is a valuable resource for anyone interested in getting more informed about the activities of EURL ECVAM to protect the use of animals used for scientific purposes and to implement the three 3s – the Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal testing.