International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods (ICATM)
A framework has been adopted to
increase international cooperation, collaboration and
communication on alternative test methods.
The International Cooperation on
Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) invited the Interagency Coordinating
Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM)-
National Toxicology Program Interagency Center for the Evaluation
of Alternative Methods (NICEATM), the European Centre for the
Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM), the Japanese Centre
for the Validation of Alternative Methods (JaCVAM) and a
knowledgeable representative of the Government of Canada to
address the issue of recognizing the importance of replacing,
reducing, and refining animal testing and to propose options to
ensure a collaborative approach in September 2007.
Consult also the ECVAM's website
NEWS/EVENTS and MEETINGS section.
Institute for Health
and Consumer Protection (IHCP)
DG Joint Research
Centre (DG JRC)