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EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR ALTERNATIVE TESTING STRATEGIES IN ECOTOXICOLOGY

Objective

EUROECOTOX is a Coordination Action which aims at supporting and accelerating the development and use of alternative ecotoxicology methods and strategies in Europe in order to reduce or replace the use of laboratory animals, particularly those used for regulatory testing. For this, a network will be created (EUROECOTOX network) formed by European R&D groups from universities, public research institutions, animal welfare organizations, specialized ecotoxicological laboratories, industry and other stakeholders, developing alternative test methods.
EUROECOTOX network will promote the cooperation between research centres, industry and other stakeholders in Europe devoted to the R&D and application of alternative ecotoxicity methods. It will aim at the integration of efforts and the exchange of knowledge, data and expertise between partners to accelerate the R&D, and validation of new methods. Planned activities includes: Mapping of European research capacities on alternative ecotoxicological test methods, identification of the rate-limiting steps to reduce or replace the use of animals, identification and promotion of new alternative methods, recommendations for future research, promotion of the dialogue with validation agencies and other coordination and networking activities. Elaboration of different documents and publications and launching a dedicated website is also planned. A final Conference open to all the stakeholders, will be organized to disseminate the results. Networking with ongoing activities of other European projects supporting R&D on alternative methods and with other relevant international, European and national R&D and initiatives is also expected.
This Coordination Action will be carried out over two years by a consortium composed of eight partners with complementary background, but the EUROECOTOX network is expected to last over a longer term.

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2010
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Coordinator

ZF BIOLABS SL
Address
Ronda De Valdecarrizo 41b
28760 Tres Cantos
Spain

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sela Erika (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 354 491

Participants (7)

HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR UMWELTFORSCHUNG GMBH - UFZ
Germany
EU contribution
€ 110 103
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annette Schmidt (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 106 518,50
Address
Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laura Klein (Ms.)
VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 121 611,92
Address
Boeretang 200
2400 Mol

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hilda Witters (Dr.)
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 74 365
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Norbert Huber (Dr.)
CHARLES RIVER LABORATOIRIES DEN BOSCH BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 64 467,50
Address
Hambakenwetering 7
5231 DD 'S-hertogenbosch

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marysia Tobor-Kaplon (Dr.)
CENTRE EUROPEEN D'ECOTOXICOLOGIE ET DE TOXICOLOGIE DES PRODUITS CHIMIQUES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 68 480
Address
Avenue E. Van Nieuwenhuyse 4 Bte 6
1160 Bruxelles

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Geneviève Gerits (Ms.)
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 62 220,50
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
601 77 Brno

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ludek Blaha (Dr.)