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ICCVAM Biennial Report 2020-2021

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


Federal agencies need to take an active role in facilitating the successful adoption and use of NAMs, both within the government and internationally. ICCVAM agencies strive to provide clear guidance on the use and acceptance of data from new methods. Where possible, they implement approaches to reduce and replace animal use.

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Assessments of Agency Needs and Practices

ICCVAM workgroups assess member agency needs and practices to identify opportunities for new method development.


Initiatives to Replace or Reduce Animal Use

ICCVAM agencies use both new testing methods and non-testing approaches to replace or reduce animal use for testing.

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Policies and Guidance for Implementation of Alternative Methods

ICCVAM member agencies issue policies and guidance to communicate acceptance of alternatives to animal testing.