International Organizations

There are numerous international organizations dedicated to developing, validating and implementing non-animal alternatives in research, teaching and testing. We have compiled a list with links to the websites of existing organizations. The Animals in Science Policy Institute is not responsible for the content on other institution’s websites.

General

ECOPA, European Consensus Platform for Alternatives
Website: http:///www.ecopa.eu/

EPPA, The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing
Website: http://ec.europa.eu/epaa/index_en.htm

EURL, ECVAM, European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing
Website: http:///ihcp.jrc.ec.europa.eu/our_labs/eurl-ecvam

EUSAAT, European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Website: http://www.eusaat.org/

Austria

ZET, Centre for Alternative and complimentary Methods to animal testing
Website: http://www.zet.or.at/index.php?lang=en

Czech Republic

CZECOPA (Consensus Platform for 3R Alternatives to Animal Experimentation)
Website: http://www.czecopa.cz/index_eng.htm

Finland

Fincopa, Finnish National Consensus Platform for Alternatives
Website: http://www.uta.fi/jarjestot/fincopa/

Germany

CAAT Europe
Website: http://cms.uni-konstanz.de/leist/caat-europe/

SET, Foundation for the Promotion of Alternate and Complimentary Methods to Reduce Animal Testing
Website: http://www.stiftung-set.de/index.php?id=3&L=1

ZEBET, The Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments
Website: http://www.bfr.bund.de/en/zebet-58194.html

Italy

ITPA, Italian Platform on Alternative Methods
Website: http://www.ipamitalia.it (information in Italian)

Norway

Norecopa, Noway’s consensus platform for the 3Rs
Website: http://www.norecopa.no/about-norecopa

Netherlands

The 3Rs-Centre Utrecht Life Sciences (ULS)
Website: http://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/3rs-centre-uls

Spain

REMA, Red Espanola de Metodos Alternativos
Website: http://www.remanet.net/ingles/remaingles.htm

Sweden

Swedish Fund for Research without Animal Experiments
Website: http://www.forskautandjurforsok.se/in-english/

Switzerland

The 3R Foundation
Website: http://www.forschung3r.ch/en/information/index.html

UK

FRAME, Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments
Website: http://www.frame.org.uk

NC3Rs, National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement, and Reduction of Animals in Research
Website: http://www.nc3rs.org.uk/

RSPCA, Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: Research Animals Group
Website: http://www.rspca.org.uk/sciencegroup/researchanimals

Canada

CCAC, The Canadian Council on Animal Care Three Rs microsite
Website: http://www.3rs.ccac.ca

USA

Alt-Tox
Website: http://www.alttox.org

ASCCT, American Society for Cellular and Computational Toxicology
Website: http://ascctox.org/

IFER, The International Foundation for Ethical Research
Website: http://www.ifer.org

IVS, Institute for In Vitro Sciences
Website: http://www.iivs.org/

CAAT, The Johns Hopkins Centre for Alternatives to Animal Testing
Website: http://caat.jhsph.edu/

Australia and New Zealand

Animal Ethics Info link
Website: http://www.animalethics.org.au/

India

I-CARE, International Centre for Alternatives in Research and Education
[Website under construction]

MGDC, Mahatma Gandhi-Doerenkamp Centre for Alternatives to Use of Animals in Life Sciences Education
Website: http://www.www.mgdcaua.org

Japan

JaCVAM, The Japanese Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods
Website: http://www.jacvam.jp/en/

Korea

Konkuk Institute for the 3Rs
Website: http://threers.konkuk.ac.kr (in Korean)

Society of Alternatives to Animal Experiments
Website: http://www.ksaee.org/index.asp (in Korean)