EURL ECVAM would like to invite you to participate in the EU public survey to identify all types of knowledge sources that might be relevant to Replace, Reduce or Refine (the '3Rs') the use of animals for scientific purposes, to understand how such knowledge is currently disseminated and to highlight what could be done to fill knowledge gaps and enhance knowledge sharing.
As follow-up from the Commission's response to the European Citizens' Initiative "Stop Vivisection!", the Commission is assessing opportunities to enhance knowledge sharing among all relevant parties to accelerate progress in the 3Rs. The aim of this survey is to draw on your personal experience of knowledge exchange and to try to identify where this is working well and where it can be enhanced.
Your contribution will be extremely valuable in this exercise. We would also be very grateful if you could share this survey with your own network of collaborators in order that we may reach as many individual knowledge sources as possible. You may wish to read about the survey in the news item published today on the JRC Science Hub.
The results of this survey will provide valuable input for a comprehensive study currently being undertaken by the Commission, the results of which will be made available by the end of 2016.
The survey will remain open until Friday the 11th of March 2016.
If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact JRC-ECVAM-CONTACT@ec.europa.eu
JRC ECVAM Contact
Systems Toxicology Unit
EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM)