10 December 2021

Webinars about validation of animal-free methods

This fall, the Swedish 3Rs Center organizes two short webinars on validation of animal-free methods. The webinars are complementary and cover different parts of the validation process. The second webinar will be held on December 10.

In order to be used in regulatory risk assessment a method needs to pass through a rigorous science-based evaluation. The process is called validation and should establish the methods overall performance and fitness for a given purpose.

The European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing (EURL ECVAM) is EU’s principal organization for the scientific validation of alternative methods to animal testing, as outlined in Directive 2010/63/EU.

The first webinar was held on November 19. Now it is time for the second one, on December 10. This webinar is complementary to the first one, however you are welcome to participate regardless of your previous partaking.


In the second webinar we will cover further steps in method validation – the hands-on laboratory based validation study as well as the scientific peer review.

We have invited Dr. Kristina Fant from RISE Research Institutes of Sweden to talk about the laboratory based validation. RISE is the only Swedish laboratory that is a part of the European Union Network of Laboratories for the Validation of Alternative Methods (EU-NETVAL) and Dr. Fant has own experience from taking part in validation studies.

We have further invited Professor Ian Cotgreave to talk about the scientific peer review of a validation study. Ian Cotgreave is a member of the EURL ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee (ESAC) and a senior project scientist at RISE.

Target group

The webinar is directed towards researchers, industry, government agencies and others with an interest in animal-free methods for research, regulatory- or other purposes.

National network

In 2019 we instated a national network for researchers and government agencies with interest in animal-free methods for research, toxicity screening and regulatory purposes. The network should facilitate contact and exchange of information between researchers and government agencies. When registering for this webinar you will also have the opportunity to join the network.


Even if you registered to the first webinar in November, you need to register again for the second one, on December 10. A link to the webinar will be sent out to all registered the day before the webinar.

Please register here no later than December 8

Date: December 10

Time: at 13.00-14.00 Swedish time (1-2 pm Central European Time)

Location: Zoom

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