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ICCVAM Biennial Report 2016-2017

ICCVAM Biennial Report 2016-2017
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About NICEATM and ICCVAM

The ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 285l-3) established the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), which is supported by the NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM).

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ICCVAM Establishment and Purpose

ICCVAM was created to “establish, wherever feasible, guidelines, recommendations, and regulations that promote the regulatory acceptance of new or revised scientifically valid safety testing methods that protect human and animal health and the environment while reducing, refining, and replacing animal tests and ensuring human safety and product effectiveness.”

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ICCVAM Duties and Activities

The ICCVAM Authorization Act directs ICCVAM to carry out specific duties relevant to evaluation and promotion of new test methods. This page lists those duties and how key activities in 2016 and 2017 align with those duties.

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How NICEATM Supports ICCVAM

NICEATM is an office within the NIEHS Division of NTP. NICEATM provides technical and scientific support for ICCVAM and ICCVAM working group activities, peer review panels, expert panels, workshops, and validation efforts.