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Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018

Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2018

A Strategic Roadmap for Establishing New Approaches to Evaluate the Safety of Chemicals and Medical Products in the United States

ICCVAM coordinated the development of a strategic roadmap for incorporating new approaches into safety testing of chemicals and medical products in the United States. Sixteen federal agencies and multiple interagency workgroups developed the roadmap with input from a broad range of stakeholder groups. The final roadmap document was published in January 2018 and is available on the NTP website.

The roadmap creates a framework that guides the development of enabling technologies and promotes strategies to establish confidence in and ensure utilization of new approaches to toxicity testing that improve human health relevance and reduce or eliminate the need for testing in animals. The successful development and implementation of these new approaches will require coordinated efforts that address three strategic goals:

  1. Connect users with developers of new approach methodologies.
  2. Foster the use of efficient, flexible, and robust practices to establish confidence in new methods.
  3. Encourage the adoption and use of new methods and approaches by federal agencies and regulated industries.

Pages on the NTP website describe activities underway to address the roadmap goals in the following areas:

Related Annual Report Pages:
ICCVAM Meetings
ICCVAM Test Method Evaluation Activities
ICCVAM International Validation Activities