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ICCVAM Biennial Report 2014-2015

ICCVAM Biennial Report 2014-2015
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ICCVAM Duties and Activities

The ICCVAM Authorization Act directs ICCVAM to carry out the following duties:

  • Coordinate the technical review and evaluation of new, revised, or alternative test methods
  • Foster interagency and international harmonization of test protocols that encourage replacing, reducing, and refining animal test methods
  • Assist with and provide guidance on validation criteria and processes
  • Promote the acceptance of scientifically valid test methods
  • Promote awareness of accepted test methods
  • Submit ICCVAM test method recommendations to appropriate U.S. federal agencies
  • Consider requests from the public to review and evaluate new, revised, or alternative test methods that have evidence of scientific validity
  • Make ICCVAM’s final test recommendations available to the public
  • Prepare reports on ICCVAM progress and accomplishments under the Act and make them available to the public

Since its establishment, ICCVAM and ICCVAM member agencies have contributed to the development and regulatory acceptance of a number of alternative methods that address a variety of regulatory applications. These methods are listed on the NTP website

The table below notes how selected 2014-2015 ICCVAM and ICCVAM agency activities align with the ICCVAM duties as outlined in the ICCVAM Authorization Act.

ICCVAM Duty Activity
Review and evaluate new, revised, or alternative test methods
Facilitate appropriate interagency and international harmonization of test protocols that encourage reducing, refining, and replacing animal test methods
Facilitate and provide guidance on validation criteria and processes
Promote the acceptance of scientifically valid test methods
Promote awareness of accepted test methods
Prepare reports on ICCVAM progress and accomplishments under the Act and make them available to the public