Committee for a Vision Document on Innovations without Laboratory Animals in the Neurosciences

The Academy will draw up a vision document for the transition to non-animal research in the neurosciences that offers the same or better quality. It is doing so at the request of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Food, as part of its participation in the TPI programme (Transition to Innovation without Laboratory Animals). 

Other TPI participants are the Netherlands National Committee for the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (NCad), the National Institute of Public Health and Environmental Protection (RIVM), the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMW), the collective health funds (SGF), the Dutch Society for the Replacement of Animal Testing, the Life Sciences & Health Top Sector, and the national government.

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