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ICCVAM Biennial Report 2018-2019

Biennial Progress Report 2018-2019 Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods


As an interagency committee of the U.S. Federal Government, ICCVAM takes a leadership role in promoting the use of new approach methodologies. Development of the Strategic Roadmap exemplified that leadership role. Publication of the Strategic Roadmap was accompanied or followed by the development of strategic plans by four ICCVAM member agencies to replace or reduce animal use. ICCVAM agencies also promote new testing approaches through funding test method development and collaborations with groups within and outside government.
Strategic roadmap graphic

Strategic Plans

ICCVAM and four of its member agencies developed or advanced strategic plans for replacement or reduction of animal testing.

Money bill and vaccine vial

Funding for Alternative Methods Development

ICCVAM agencies support alternative methods development through academic and small business grants.

Dr. Reinke at ECVAM workshop

International Interactions

ICCVAM and its member agencies interact with international partners to facilitate harmonization and regulatory acceptance.

Dr. Casey and other attedees from 2019 antibody workshop


ICCVAM agencies collaborate with stakeholders to advance development and use of alternative methods.