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ICCVAM Biennial Report 2014-2015

Biennial Progress Report 2014-2015 Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods

ICCVAM Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Alternative Toxicological Methods (SACATM) was established in 2002 in accordance with the ICCVAM Authorization Act. SACATM advises the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NICEATM, and ICCVAM about NICEATM and ICCVAM activities.

The ICCVAM Authorization Act states that SACATM must include:

  • At least one member from each of the following stakeholder groups:
    • The personal care, pharmaceutical, industrial chemicals, or agriculture industry
    • Any other industry regulated by one of the ICCVAM agencies
    • A national animal protection organization
  • Additional representatives selected from among the following:
    • Academic institutions
    • State government agencies
    • An international regulatory body
    • Any corporation developing or marketing new or revised or alternative test methods, including contract laboratories
SACATM group photo from 2015 meeting

SACATM Meetings

SACATM, which is directed by its charter to meet at least once each fiscal year, met in September 2014 and September 2015.