ALTBIB Alternatives to Animal Testing

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name ALTBIB Alternatives to Animal Testing
Abbreviated name ALTBIB
Owner/Developer U.S. National Library of Medicine
Abbreviated owner NLM
Country United States of America
Languages English
Contact email
Description ALTBIB provides access to animal alternatives news sources, such as the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM). The portal has an extensive collection of links to key organizations providing information on alternatives to animal testing. ALTBIB also offers access to ICCVAM’s “International Acceptance of Alternative Methods, 1998-2012” and “U.S. and International Milestones in Alternative Test Method Development and Evaluations.” Topics and subtopics are aligned with current approaches. For example, information is provided on in silico, in vitro, and improved (refined) animal testing methods and on the testing strategies incorporating these methods and other approaches.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Information System
Sub categories Knowledge-base, Online tool / Search engine
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Researchers
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction, Refinement
Purpose Documentation and information