NIVA first Norwegian lab in EU-network
NIVA's ecotox laboratory is the first lab in Norway to be accepted as a formal member of the EU-NETVAL (European Union Network of Laboratories for the Validation of Alternative Methods).
EU-NETVAL's mission is to provide support for EURL ECVAM validation studies 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.
Currently there are a total of 35 members of EU-NETVAL, selected against pre-defined eligibility criteria and endorsed by the National Contact Points.
The current network holds a range of expertise and competences and includes laboratories experienced in advanced in vitro procedures, test systems and measurement techniques which are considered important to address specific aims and objectives identified in EURL ECVAM's strategies to achieve Three Rs impact in different areas of regulatory safety testing.
For more information on EU-NETVAL, see: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/eurl/ecvam/alternative-methods-toxicity-testing/eu-netval