EU-NETVAL (European Union Network of Laboratories for the Validation of Alternative Methods)
EU-NETVAL's primary role is to provide support for EURL ECVAM validation projects, including aspects of training and dissemination, and the identification of methods that have a potential to reduce, refine or replace animals used for scientific purposes.
EU-NETVAL was set up by EURL ECVAM in response to the provision of 14 members of EU-NETVAL, selected against pre-defined eligibility criteria (including 13 test facilities from EU Member States plus the European Commission's own in vitro GLP test facility operated by EURL ECVAM, which coordinates the network).on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes which requests that EU Member States assist the European Commission in the validation of alternative methods. Currently there are a total of
Application for membership of EU-NETVAL is currently closed. A new call for members is anticipated during 2014/2015.
EU-NETVAL will be coordinated and sustained by the EURL ECVAM, in close collaboration with Directorate-General for Environment (to assure interactions with the National Contact Points for ).
For further information on EU-NETVAL please contact us at JRC-ECVAM-NETVAL@ec.europa.eu