Opinions of EU Expert Committees on the use of animals in experiments
European Commission Expert Committees have written a number of Opinions related to the use of animals in experiments.
Links to these are available on the website of the EU Directive 2010/63 on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes.
The Opinions are:
- Opinion by the Scientific Committee on Health Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) "The need for non-human primates in biomedical research, production and testing of products and devices" (update 2017), May 2017
- Opinion by the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) "The need for non-human primates in biomedical research, production and testing of products and devices", January 2009
- Opinion of the Scientific Panel on Animal Health and Welfare on a request from the Commission related to "Aspects of the biology and welfare of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes", December 2005
- Opinion by the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) on BUAV report "Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: a Non-animal Testing Approach", November 2005
- Opinion by the Scientific Committee on Cosmetics and Non-food Products (SCCNFP) on ECVAM "Report for Establishing the Timetable for Phasing out Animal Testing for the purpose of the Cosmetics Directive", July 2004
- Opinion by the Scientific Committee on Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the Environment (CSTEE) on the BUAV-ECEAE report on "The way forward - Action to end animal toxicity testing", January 2004
- "The welfare of non-human primates used in research" by The Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare (SCAHAW), December 2002
- "The need for non-human primates in biomedical research" by The Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), April 2002
- "Ethical aspects of cloning techniques" by The Group of Advisers to the European Commission on the Ethical Implications of Biotechnology (GAEIB), May 1997
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