|Knowledge source name
||ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee
||European Commission, Joint Research Centre
||EC - JRC
||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.