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ICCVAM Biennial Report 2020-2021

Biennial Progress Report 2020-2021 Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods

Relocation of ALTBIB to NTP Website

ALTBIB is the Bibliography on Alternatives to the Use of Live Vertebrates in Biomedical Research and Testing. NLM developed ALTBIB to provide access to PubMed citations for users seeking information on alternatives to animal testing. Many citations provide access to free full text.

In December 2020, ALTBIB was revised and relocated to the NICEATM section of the NTP website. The search strategy on the new ALTBIB site was updated to capture key topics of current interest such as MPS and QSAR models. The content was reorganized to provide additional user support, and more links were added to the “Additional Resources” list. Users can still edit the ALTBIB search strategy to broaden or narrow searches. A list of keywords related to specific topics that was available on the NLM ALTBIB site is being updated and revised, and the list will be added back to the NICEATM website when that work is complete.