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