Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods
The Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) is a federally chartered external advisory committee. The committee was established on January 9, 2002, in response to the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000.
SACATM provides advice on priorities and on various activities related to the international harmonization of new, revised, and alternative toxicological test methods.
SACATM advises the following entities:
- Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM)
- NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM)
- Director of the NIEHS regarding statutorily mandated duties of ICCVAM and activities of NICEATM
SACATM also provides input on ways to foster partnerships and communication with interested parties. The NIEHS Director appoints voting members to SACATM, and membership is defined in the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 to include representatives from academia, state government, industry, and animal protection organizations. SACATM typically meets once a year.
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