EU-NETVAL

EU-NETVAL is the European Union Network of Laboratories for the Validation of Alternative Methods.

EU-NETVAL's mission is to provide support for EURL ECVAM validation studies that serve to assess the reliability and relevance of alternative methods that have a potential to replace, reduce, or refine the use of animals for scientific purposes. 

EU-NETVAL was set up by EURL ECVAM in response to the provision of Directive 2010/63/EU 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 26 members of EU-NETVAL, selected against pre-defined eligibility criteria (including 25 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) and approved by the National Contact Points.

Source: EURL ECVAM.