National or regional centers and professional, industrial, academic, or non-governmental organizations involved with developing, using, and/or promoting animal-free science in toxicology and biomedical research. Contact us if you want us to include your organization.
Please note: As we are based in Belgium we focus on mainly on European organizations.
Animal Friendly Affinity-reagents binding better science with saving animals
The global clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing
Non-animal methods for Toxicity Testing
The Biomedical Research for the 21st Century (BioMed21) Collaboration grew out of a 2015 review publication authored by a diverse, international group of stakeholders representing animal protection, research funding, academic, regulatory, corporate and other communities, which recognized the human relevance and translational limitations of the current paradigm in biomedical research and drug discovery, and the need for change.
The Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) and the Canadian Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (CaCVAM) aim to develop, validate, and promote non-animal, human biology-based platforms in biomedical research, education, and chemical safety testing.
EU Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing
ECOPA, the European Consensus Platform on Alternatives, is an international not-for-profit organisation, based in Belgium and complying with Belgium law. It is the only quadripartite organisation that is promoting the Three Rs at the European level.
The Human Toxicology Project Consortium is a group of stakeholders from corporate and public interest communities that share the goal of advancing a biological pathway-based approach to toxicology, as described in the National Research Council’s 2007 report, “Toxicity Testing in the 21st Century.” The Consortium works to increase financial support and incentives to advance the science and technology behind pathway-based toxicology, and works to facilitate public and regulatory acceptance of predominantly in vitro and in silico toxicity testing.
IIVS is a non-profit organization wholly dedicated to the promotion of non-animal test methods. Founded in 1997, IIVS is recognized as a leading provider of in vitro testing in support of toxicological safety evaluations.
InterNICHE is the International Network for Humane Education. We aim for high quality, fully humane education and training in medicine, veterinary medicine and biological science.
ICCVAM facilitates international collaboration on the development of alternative test methods through its membership in the International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods and participation in the Test Guidelines Programme of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), founded in 1981, is part of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a European branch (CAAT-Europe) located at the University of Kostanz, Germany.
The NC3Rs is a UK-based scientific organisation dedicated to replacing, refining and reducing the use of animals in research and testing (the 3Rs).
The Physicians Committee combines the clout and expertise of more than 12,000 physicians with the dedicated actions of more than 175,000 members across the United States and around the world.
The goal of the Dutch Society for the Replacement of Animal Testing (dsRAT, or in Dutch ‘Stichting Proefdiervrij’) is to replace animal experiments by stimulating the development of animal free research through positive collaboration with i.e. scientists, politicians and society.
Safer Medicines Trust is a patient safety charity whose mission is to change the way medicines are tested, to a system based on human biology: the only way to ensure safety for patients.
- European Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (Cosmetics Europe)
- In Vitro Testing Industrial Platform (IVTIP)
- Lhasa Ltd (Lhasa)
- Lush prize
- Wyss Institute