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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 EURL ECVAM Search Guide provides search principles and procedures, suggested search terms and user guidance together with an inventory of information resources to support untrained database users in finding information on relevant alternative strategies and methods on the Internet.
Developed by the JRC's EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM), the Search Guide was first published as a handbook in 2012 by the EU Bookshop.
An entirely updated second edition has been issued in August 2013, which can be downloaded (pdf) or requested in paper copy (for free) from the EU Bookshop.
A Portuguese version was finalised in autumn 2017 together with the Brazialian Authorities within the framework of the International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods (ICATM).