Validation of alternative test methods - call for expressions of interest

March 9, 2006

Brussels, 08 Mar 2006

The Institute for Health and Consumer Protection of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has launched a call for expressions of interest for the validation of alternative test methods.

This call for expression of interest shall be divided into the following 20 sub-fields. Expressions of interest are invited for all or some of the following fields (sub-list):

  • systemic toxicity;
  • topical toxicity;
  • sensitisation;
  • carcinogenicity/genotoxicity;
  • reproductive toxicity;
  • pharmaco- and toxicokinetics;
  • ecotoxicology;
  • computational toxicology;
  • toxicology of nanoparticles;
  • biostatistics and bioinformatics;
  • food safety;
  • biologicals;
  • pharmaceuticals;
  • good laboratory practice;
  • good cell culture practice;
  • omics technologies;
  • robotised testing for cell and tissue culture application;
  • endpoint detection technologies for cell and tissue culture applications;
  • Correlate: reference laboratory for alternative testing methods, including assessment of equivalence, test substances evaluations, comparative studies and monitoring;
  • agrochemicals.

    Full details of the call

    The deadline for submitting tender documents is 24 November 2008.

    Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.
    Document Reference: OJ No S 46-047741 of 8.3.2006

    CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2005
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