International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods
Abbreviated name ICATM
Owner/Developer U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Toxicology Program
Country United States of America
Languages English
Description ICATM was originally established by an agreement signed by ICCVAM, EURL ECVAM, the Japanese Center for the Validation of Alternative Methods (JaCVAM), and Health Canada. ICATM's goals are: To establish international cooperation in the critical areas of validation studies, independent peer review, and development of harmonized recommendations in order to ensure worldwide acceptance of alternative methods and strategies, To establish international cooperation necessary to ensure that new alternative test methods/strategies adopted for regulatory use will provide equivalent or improved protection for people, animals, and the environment, while replacing, reducing, or refining (causing less pain and distress) animal use where scientifically feasible.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Experts
Sub categories Experts / Reviewers Panel, Working Group
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel 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