For summaries or full abstracts of currently funded EU projects, please visit the CORDIS project database. The system works best by searching on specific key words or by typing in project identification numbers (i.e. QLK1, QLK2 etc, which denotes respectively all (not just in vitro) projects funded under Framework Programme 6 (FP6), Framework Programme 5 (FP5) in Key Action 1 or Key Action 2, respectively, of the Quality of Life programme. However, for a selection of projects with a high relevance to in vitro testing, you may prefer to download the files given below.
Development of a novel approach in hazard and risk
assessment for reproductive toxicity by a combination and
application of in vitro, tissue and sensor technologies -
Short-term in vitro assays for predicting long-term toxicity
Optimisation and pre-validation of an in vitro test strategy
Highly parallel cell culture in nanodrops, a new format for
high content cell based toxicity screening on Cell on Chips
Biosensors based membrane organisation - SSA
Optimisation and pre-validation of human heptic in vitro models derived from embryonic stem cells for pre-clinical drug testing - STREP
Assessment of drug-transporter interactions, prevalidation of in vitro cultured cell predictive screening models, to predict transport across the biological membranes - STREP
(Workshop) impact of toxic properties of chemical compounds on the environment - SSA
(Study) Mini-pigs as models for toxicity testing of new drugs and chemicals - SSA
Toxic threats to the developing nervous system: in vitro and
in vitroo studies in the effects of mixture of neurotoxic
substances potentially contaminating food - STREP
Novel methods for integrated risk assessment of cumulative
stressors in the environment - IP
Pharmaceutical products in the environment: development and employment of novel methods for assessing their origin, fate and effects on human fecundity - STREP
New technologies to screen for multiple chemical contaminants in foods. Methods based on transcriptomics, proteomics and biosensors - IP
Projects supported following 1st call for proposals, Key Action 3
Projects supported following 1st call for proposals, Key Action 4
Selection of most relevant projects supported following 1st call for proposals, Key Action 1, 3 and 4
Projects supported following 2nd call for proposals, Key action 1, 3 and 4
Specific projects supported following 3rd call for proposals, Key Action 3:
DT40 cell line, alternative to transgenic animals
pharmatoxicological screening with yeast
Full listing of all (biotechnology) projects with relevance to in vitro testing, supported under FP4.
Vitro Testing Review,
a report of an in-depth review of the industrial
applicability of the results generated in 5 of the FP 4
Full abstracts of all projects presented during INVITOX 2000 (pdf-file)
In many EU countries, projects addressing the 3Rs or the development of alternatives to animal testing are supported by either local governments or specific funds. As time goes by, we aim to build here a one-stop shop giving information on these nationally-funded projects. Please contact us if you would like us to add a site with relevant research projects. We also welcome contributions from other parts of the world, i.e. USA.
ECOPA (European Consensus Platform on Alternatives), an umbrella organization coordinating the national efforts to promote research and adoption of alternatives to animal testing. Does not itself fund research projects itself.
National Centre for Alternatives to Animal Testing (the Netherlands). Funds projects.
3R Research Foundation (Switzerland). Funds projects.