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Alternative Methods: ALTEX, AltTox, Altweb

Excerpted from the April/May 2013 AltTox Digest

A Field Guide to the Alts

ALTEX Alternatives to Animal Experimentation, is a peer-reviewed scientific journal featuring research and commentary on the development of alternatives to animal experimentation.  Produced by the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) at Johns Hopkins University, ALTEX is the “official journal” of CAAT, the European Society for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EUSAAT), and the Transatlantic Think Tank of Toxicology (t4).

Altweb is CAAT’s website for news, notices of meetings and events, information on alternative methods for biomedical research, testing, and education. Altweb includes such features as a step-by-step guide to searching for alternative methods, links to external literature databases, links to international policies and regulations on the use of animals in research, and tutorials and information on replacement, refinement, and reduction.

AltTox is a website devoted exclusively to promoting the development, validation, and acceptance of non-animal toxicity testing methods. Its focus is limited primarily to replacement and one area of animal use toxiciology. Other resources include extensive information on international programs and policies, and a unique Table of Validated and Accepted Alternative Methods that covers methods reviewed by ICCVAM, ECVAM, and JaCVAM.

UC Davis Center for Animal Alternatives Information

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