EURL ECVAM Database Service on Alternative Methods to Animal Experimentation

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name EURL ECVAM Database Service on Alternative Methods to Animal Experimentation
Abbreviated name DB-ALM
Owner/Developer European Commission - Joint Research Centre
Abbreviated owner EC - JRC
Country Italy
Languages English
Contact email
Description The DB-ALM is a public, factual database service that provides evaluated information on development and applications of advanced and alternative methods to animal experimentation in biomedical sciences and toxicology, both in research and for regulatory purposes. The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has established the DB-ALM based on a legal requirement 1,2. It was recognised that the readily access to suitable and adequately described (non-animal) methods is a prerequisite for their use within decision making processes by regulators for safety assessments or by any end-user. The DB-ALM is a public service and available in its current form since October 2006 launched in occasion of the 15th anniversary of ECVAM, today the EU Reference Laboratory on Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM).
Knowledge Source Category
Category Information System
Sub categories Database, Knowledge-base
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website, E-mail, Printed
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Industry, Researchers, Policy-makers, Regulators
Users access Open access, User registration
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction
Purpose Validation, Method development, Documentation and information
Legislative framework REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006
Technology/Tools Alternative test methods (in vitro), Non-testing methods (in silico)