Some leaders in the COST ACTION IMPROVE were at the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences (WC12) that took place in Niagara Falls (Canada) on August 27-31

IMPROVE was disseminating the work of 3Rs centres & platforms, as well as EU3Rnet - The rise of European 3Rs centres

More info about the congress here.

@EMA_News just presented the work plan of the European Medicines Agency on 3Rs based on a meeting with stakeholders.

One hot topic is NAMs (New Approach Methodologies) for regulatory acceptance, qualification and validation.

Meeting outcomes coud be found here: report-3rswp-public-session_en.pdf (

The work plan can be found here: 3Rs Working Party | European Medicines Agency (