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Here you will find pages providing further information on non-animal research. Please klick on the wanted link.

Data bases


Research Institutions, Networks and Project coordinations

Information Platform and Journals

Animal Protection Organisation and Cooperations



Data bases


AnimAlt-ZEBET is the value-added database of alternative methods produced by the German National Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET) at the BfR (Federal Institute for Risk Assessment). It is available free of charge.

Catalogue of Bias

A collaborative project mapping all the biases that affect health evidence.


EURL ECVAM DataBase service on Alternative Methods to animal experimentation performed by the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM) of the European Joint Research Centre. The DB-ALM provides ready-to-use information presented as evaluated data-sheets in the form of summary records based on extensive bibliographic reviews and detailed information on various aspects of animal alternatives with focus on toxicology assessments of chemicals and formulations.

Insilicofirst Online-Database of the collaboration of four leading organizations in toxicity prediction systems

Via one simple interface the environmental toxicity application integrates tools commonly available in silico prediction methodologies to provide the data and predictions relating to the environmental impact of a chemical structure input by the user. The computational prediction system will support the environmental safety assessment of chemicals.

InterNICHE Alternatives Database

Alternatives database with the objective of avoiding the use of animals in higher education.

Non-Animal Technology Database (NAT)

The NAT database (Non-Animal Technologies) contains information on modern non-animal technologies from various areas of biomedicine and life sciences, based on scientific studies and publications.

RE-Place Alternative Methods to Animal Testing

Collecting all alternative methods to animal testing from the flemish and Brussels region in one central database.

Serum-free media (Animal Free Research UK)

Database with serum-free media


Adolf Messer Foundation

The Adolf Messer Foundation promotes scientific projects by unique or ongoing support for the education of eligible persons. Support of scientific or educational institutions - mainly in Germany - for training and further education. Annual awarding of prizes to the German Technical University of Darmstadt and to students of the German Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt a. M.

Animal-free Research

(formerly FFVFF – Fund for Animal Free Research)

This organization strives for the complete replacement of animal experimentation with animal-free methods. It supports and assists research projects which promote the replacement or, at least, the reduction of animal experiments.

Animal-Free Research UK (formerly Dr. Hadwen Trust)

Funding and promoting of the development of techniques and procedures to replace the use of animals in biomedical research.

Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation

The Doerenkamp-Zbinden Foundation promotes alternative methods to animal testing in particular by the financing of five chairs located in Baltimore, Geneva, Constance, Tiruchirappalli / India and Utrecht.

ETHIC SCIENCE - Fonds Éthique D'Aide à la Recherche

It is a sponsorship program dedicated to support biomedical research without supporting animal experimentation.

FRAME - Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments

FRAME advocates the Three R-Concept (Replacement, Reduction and Refinement). The long-term goal is the total elimination of the need for any laboratory animal procedures, through the development, validation, and acceptance of replacement alternative methods. Until this goal is reached, FRAME supports efforts to reduce the numbers of animals used and to refine procedures, so that the suffering of any animals necessarily used is minimized.

Foundation for the Promotion of Alternate and Complementary Methods to Reduce Animal Testing (SET)

The aim is to reduce the number of animals used and/or their distress as effectively and broadly as possible.  The Foundation concentrates its support on three main areas of activity: Scientific communication regarding alternative and complementary methods already available and in development, developing and implementing new 3Rs methods, particularly in areas where stressful animal experimentation is still necessary or where scientific routine impedes 3Rs methods, measures with the potential to extend the use of alternative and complementary methods in scientific research, such as implementing 3Rs methods in student training and further education.

Proefdiervrij (Dutch Society for the Replacement of Animal Testing)

The goal of the Dutch Society for the Replacement of Animal Testing (dsRAT, or in Dutch “Stichting Proefdiervrij”) is to replace animal experiments. To achieve this goal we stimulate the development of animal-free research through positive collaboration with i.e. scientists, politicians and society.

Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments

The Swedish Fund for Research Without Animal Experiments promotes the development and validation of replacement alternatives to animal experiments. Grants are awarded annually to research, validation and information projects. The Swedish Fund for Research without Animal Experiments is funded entirely through gifts and legacies from the public.

Research Institutions, Networks and Project coordinations

AFABILITY - Animal-Friendly Affinity-Reagents

AFABILITY is a non-commercial scientific organization, providing guidance and support to individual scientists, organizations and companies who want to implement, develop, purchase or be informed about Animal-Friendly Affinity-reagents (AFAs).


The Antibody Society, Inc. is an international non-profit trade association representing individuals and organizations involved in antibody research and development.

Biomedical Research for the 21st Century (BioMed21)

The Collaboration brings together scientists and institutions from across Europe, Asia and the Americas who share a vision of a new, human-focused paradigm in health research.

Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM)

The Canadian Centre for Alternatives to Animal Methods (CCAAM) aims to develop, validate, and promote methodologies in biomedical research, education, and chemical toxicity testing that do not require the use of animals.

Canadian Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (CaCVAM)

The Canadian Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (CCVAM), aims to develop, validate, and promote methodologies in biomedical research, education, and chemical toxicity testing that do not require the use of animals.

CAAT - EU Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing - Europe

CAAT EU, housed at the University of Konstanz, coordinates transatlantic activities to promote education in humane science and will participate in and/or coordinate publicly and privately funded European projects.

CAAT - Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing

The CAAT is an academic, science-based center affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. The center works together with scientists to find new methods to replace the use of laboratory animals in experiments, reduce the number of animals tested, and refine necessary tests to eliminate pain and distress.

EC3R Einstein Centre 3R

The goal of the Einstein Center 3R (EC3R) is to promote the trustworthiness of 3R research in science and the public. Research on alternative methods with the long-term goal of reducing and replacing animal testing, comprehensive education, and training program, innovative applications of artificial intelligence, enhanced quality management.

ECVAM - European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods

EPAA - European Partnership on Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing

The EPAA is a joint initiative of the European Commission, European trade associations from seven industry sectors and individual companies.

European Organ-On-Chip Society (EUROoCS)

The Society aims to encourage and develop Organ-on-Chip research towards a better health for everyone.

European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC)

Coordinated by ANSES, this major project is seeking to develop next-generation chemical risk assessment in order to protect health and the environment.

ESTIV European Society of Toxicology In Vitro

ESTIV is a new society that aims to promote in vitro toxicology, both scientifically and educationally, in all countries of Europe.

EUSAAT - European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing

(formerly MEGAT - Middle European Society for Alternative Methods to Animal Experiments)

The society pursues the following objectives:
validation of alternative methods and promotion of research in the field of the 3Rs (refine, reduce, replace); reduction of the use of animals for tests in the field of education and continuing education; reduction of suffering and stress in laboratory animals by better breeding, keeping, test planning and other accompanying measures.

hDMT Human Organ and Disease Model Technologies

Developing innovative 3D human organ and disease models on chips that recapitulate healthy and diseased human tissue. Enabling of valorization and stimulating the implementation of these models as test systems for different purposes.

IIVS - Institute for In vitro Sciences, Inc.

IIVS is a non-profit science-based organization dedicated to the advancement of alternative testing methods.  IIVS seeks to refine the science, broaden its use, and increase the acceptance of in vitro testing worldwide.

Since its founding in 1997, IIVS has worked with industry, academic laboratories, and government agencies to implement testing strategies that limit animal use while supplying key toxicological information.

Italian Society of Organ-on-Chip (SIOoC)

The aim is to establish a multidisciplinary, open container with the final goal of advancing knowledge and promoting awareness, scientific discussion and collaboration on organ-on-chip technology both in academia and society.

Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments (JSAAE)

The Japanese Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments is a scientific organization that undertakes research, development, education, and surveillance activities for promoting international acceptance of the Three Rs as guiding principles for the proper use of animals in scientific testing.

National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is an independent scientific organization, tasked by the Government with supporting the UK science base through the application of the 3Rs. We are also the UK's largest funder of 3Rs research.

Netherlands Knowledge Centre on Alternatives to animal use, NKCA

NKCA aims to advance the application of 3R alternatives through knowledge coordination and to facilitate knowledge exchange and communication between researchers, policymakers, and the wider society.

Organ-on-Chip In Development (ORCHID)

The ORCHID project (Organ-on-Chip development) is an EU initiative consisting of seven leading European research institutions, coordinated by Leiden University Medical Center and the Dutch Organ-on-Chip consortium hDMT in The Netherlands. The main goal of ORCHID is to create a roadmap for organ-on-chip technology and to build a network of all relevant stakeholders in this promising innovative field.

The public-private platform for the pre-validation of endocrine disrupter characterization methods (PEPPER)

PEPPER is a non-profit association and a public-private platform dedicated to the pre-validation of endocrine disruptors characterization methods.

Society of Toxicological Alternatives and Translational Toxicology (TAAT)

TAAT is a group within the Chinese Society of Toxicology that promotes the development, validation, regulatory acceptance, international coordination and application of non-animal alternatives in toxicological research and risk assessment.

ZEBET - Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (Germany)

Scientific institution of the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment which supports the refinement, reduction and replacement of animal experiments.

zet - centrum for replacing methods for animal experiments,1,de,wirueberuns.php

zet is a non-government research organization that intends to promote scientific animal welfare. That implies the development and support of methods that are capable to replace animal experiments or reduce the number of laboratory animals and their suffering. Furthermore, zet wants to inform the population about alternatives to animal experiments and educate them about animal welfare through science.

Information Platforms and Journals

3Rs Info Hub

Der 3R InfoHub führt Sie zu den besten Ansätzen, um Tierversuche zu ersetzen, zu reduzieren oder zu verbessern.

ALTEX - Alternatives to Animal Experimentation

A quarterly journal for new paths in biomedical science

@ltweb - Alternatives to Animal Testing on the Web

A gateway to the news on alternatives to animal experimentation and to information sources on the internet and beyond.

LEIBNIZ ALTERNATIVES a public-private partnership platform for leading research.

Optimizing collaboration between academia, industry, and regulators.

OECD guidelines for the testing of chemicals

Overview of the most important OECD guidelines for the testing of chemicals.

SATIS  for human Education

Information about innovative and pedagogically high-quality teaching materials without animal use.

3R-Plattform Saar (3RPS)

The RepRefRed Society

Society for the Promotion of Alternative Biomodels.

Animal Protection Organisation and Cooperations


Doctors Against Animal Experiments Germany

An organization of doctors and scientists that supports the immediate abolition of animal experiments.

Doctors for Animal Protection in Medicine (ATM)

ATM is an animal protection organization led by medical doctors veterinarians and dentists.
They work especially in the field of animal experiments.

ECEAE - European Coalition to End Animal Experiments

The ECEAE pulls together extensive expertise, experience and knowledge from major European animal protection organizations. It works with MEPs and officials to ensure that animals in laboratories are high on the European political agenda. It campaigns for humane, modern science and progressive legislation. We also run public education campaigns and work with companies to encourage them to go cruelty-free.

HSUS - Humane Society of The United States

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs.

International Association Opponents of Animal Experiments (IBT)

IBT is a non-profit animal protection organization that supports any efforts for the development of replacement methods, to find such methods and make their application available. International cooperation of all involved scientists and institutes has to be achieved.

Japan Anti-Vivisection Association JAVA

Established in 1986, the Japan Anti-Vivisection Association (JAVA) is a nation-wide citizen group dedicated to protecting animals and our mission to stop all animal testing.

Society for Alternatives to Animal Experiments-India (SAAE-I)

The SAAE is one of the most regular, vibrant scientific societies in India with a regular annual meet in different parts of the country. The annual meet provides a platform for all scientists working in the fields of alternatives to use of animals in drug discovery and toxicity testing to interact, exchange ideas and update their knowledge in the relevant field.


Gemeinsam Tierversuchsfreie (Together free of animal testing)

Together free of animal testing is a website dealing with information about animal-free methods. The webpage consists of three columns "tierversuchsfrei Info", "in vitro Infect" and a Donation platform for projects worthy of support.

"Tierversuchsfrei Info" gives background information and such about current events around the topic animal-free methods. "in vitro Infect" is a scientific blog especially which focus on animal-free methods in the field of infectiology.