ecopa Award for young scientists

[page_title] This award was given to a young scientist (max. 30 years old) participating in the 2019 EUROTOX Helsinki congress presenting research on the 3Rs, and more specifically towards New Approach Methods (NAMs) without animal testing. Application processThe ecopa Board or its representative select the contributions that best represent ecopa’s mission of 3Rs, either in […]

ecopa’s Board, Treasurer and Secretary for 2018-2019

[page_title] ecopa’s Board represents the 4 stakeholder groups: Academia, Animal Welfare, Government and Industry. The Board Members for 2018-2019 are as follows: Academia: Tuula Heinonen (Finland, Vice-President)Philippe Vanparys (Belgium, Deputy) Animal Welfare: Kristina Wagner (Germany)Marianne Norring (Finland, Deputy) Government: Philippe Hubert (France, President)Stefano Lorenzetti (Italy, Deputy) Industry: Erwin Roggen (Denmark)Costanza Rovida (Italy, Deputy) ecopa’s Treasurer: […]

ecopa’s Strategy Document for 2017-2020

[page_title] ecopa’s Board approved a Strategy Document for the organisation for 2017-2020 at its meeting on 18 December 2017. The Document contains links to the current European National Consensus Platforms and Associate Members, a description of ecopa and its strategic goals, and its Grant Funding Procedures. The Document can be downloaded here.

Final START-UP report is now available

[page_title] The final report of the FP7-funded support action START-UP (Scientific and Technological Issues in 3Rs Alternatives Research in The Process of Drug Development and Union Politics) are now available. Developed on the initiative of ecopa and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel with collaboration from several NCPs, the aim of START-UP was to identify and make […]

ecopa participates in new ECVAM Stakeholder Forum

[page_title] ecopa has been selected by the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods to be represented on the newly constituted ECVAM Stakeholder Forum (ESTAF) by board member and 3Rs expert Troy Seidle. As announced in the January newsletter, ESTAF has been established to bring together ECVAM stakeholders who operate at EU-level to promote […]

EC-industry project aims to develop non-animal methods for repeated dose toxicity testing

[page_title] 1-3 March marked the official kick-off of the €50 million European Commission-COLIPA ‘Safety Evaluation Ultimately Replacing Animal Testing’ (SEURAT) programme aimed at replacement of current repeated dose systemic toxicity testing in human safety assessment. The meeting brought together the coordinators of the seven new large-scale and projects, as well as the leaders of ongoing […]

2010 Alternative Testing Strategies Progress Report Released

[page_title] The EU-sponsored coordination project AXLR8 announces the availability of the publication Alternative Testing Strategies: Progress Report 2010. The 2010 progress report includes: An introduction to the AXLR8 project An update on the activities and achievements of 3Rs-oriented research funded under the Health theme of the European Union’s 6th and 7th Research Framework Programmes during […]

European Commission Announces Transatlantic Partnership with US EPA

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[page_title] On 6 October, the European Commission announced the establishment of a transatlantic partnership between the Joint Research Centre and the US Environmental Protection Agency to exchange research materials and results useful for the development of integrated methods for predicting chemical toxicity.