ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee
Abbreviated name ESAC
Owner/Developer European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Abbreviated owner EC - JRC
Country Italy
Languages English
Description ESAC advises EURL ECVAM on scientific issues. ESAC's main role is to conduct independent peer reviews of validation studies on alternative test methods, assessing their scientific validity for a given purpose. ESAC reviews the appropriateness of study design and management, the quality of the results obtained and the plausibility of the conclusions drawn. ESAC peer reviews are prepared by specialised ESAC Working Groups (WGs) composed of ESAC members, experts nominated by the ESAC and/or EURL ECVAM as well as scientists proposed by ICATM partner organisations. ESAC decides on the composition of its WGs.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Experts
Sub categories Scientific Committee, Working Group
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Face-to-face, Website
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Policy-makers, Regulators
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Purpose Validation, Method development, Documentation and information