Partners: Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR)
The Centre for Documentation and Evaluation of Alternatives to Animal Experiments (ZEBET) is part of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin, which is also involved in regulatory toxicology affairs. Established in 1989, the goal of this scientific institution is to bring about the replacement particularly of legally prescribed animal experiments with alternative test methods, to reduce the number of test animals to the absolutely necessary level and to alleviate the pain and suffering of animals used in experiments. ZEBET is responsible for documenting alternatives to animal experiment, for assessing them and for recommending or also pushing through their recognition both nationally and internationally.
In ESNATS, BfR is a member of the Steering Committee and will, as such, provide advice and requirements on regulatory needs for assay development and specify reference compounds to be tested.
Key staff involved in the project
Richard Vogel, PhD, 7 years head of the reprotox-laboratory at the department for chemicals assessment, 14 years as the head of the reproductive toxicology unit at the department for chemicals assessment, experience in regulatory toxicology and research on murine embryonal stem cell lines. Since 2004 at ZEBET he is working within the scope of the 3R's.
Further information: www.bfr.bund.de