Netherlands Knowledge Centre on Alternatives to Animal Use (NKCA)
Owner/Developer: Ministry of Economic Affairs (RIVM)
The Netherlands Knowledge Centre on Alternatives to Animal Use (NKCA) promoted the application of the 3R-alternatives – replacement, reduction and refinement - in the Netherlands. The Centre, which was a collaboration between the RIVM and the University of Utrecht, was established by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport and was been operational from January 2010. The dossier on ‘animal testing and 3R-alternatives’ was transferred to the Ministry of Economic Affairs in January 2013. NKCA promoted the use of 3R-alternatives through coordinated activities in the following areas: Knowledge and information management, Communication management (professionals and public), Education (including extra training), Advising professionals on policy and practice.
|Channel:||Website - E-mail - Social media - Professional online network|
|Audience:||Scientists - Regulators|
|User access:||Open access|
|Updating frequency:||Infrequently updated|
|Relevance:||Replacement - Reduction - Refinement|
|Purpose:||Documentation and information|
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