The USC Research and Innovation (R&I) Alternative Methods to Animal Research Award supports innovative, interdisciplinary, collaborative research that involves faculty groups across USC schools to develop alternative methods to animal testing, based on the concept of the “3Rs” (Replace, Reduce, and Refine). We encourage applicants to visit the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Alternatives to Animal Testing website, as well as the National Toxicology Program (NTP) Test Method Evaluations for recommendations on test methods accepted by the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) and U.S. and international regulatory authorities. The ICCVAM is focused on the development and evaluation of alternatives to animal use for chemical safety testing and provides guidance to evaluate new methods and approaches, develop tools, and compile reference data for use by test method developers. The NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods (NICEATM) supports the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM), which evaluates and prepares recommendations on test methods proposed for regulatory use. Test methods recommended by ICCVAM and accepted by U.S. and international regulatory authorities include ways to assess hazards for eye and skin irritation, acute toxicity, and skin sensitization.
|Deadline: 5 PM Pacific Time on September 11, 2023|
View the RFP for full proposal requirements.