Alternatives databases

Non-animal research methods for basic research and toxicity testing are available. Below are links to websites/databases that list such methods.


ALTBIB – Resources for alternatives to the use of live vertebrates in biomedical research and testing., alternatives for toxicity testing. Table of validated and accepted alternative methods.

AnimAlt-ZEBET – ZEBET database on alternatives to animal experiments on the Internet.

Animalearn – resources for educators and students.

BioLEAP – Biology Education Advancement Program.

DB-ALM – EURL ECVAM* DataBase on Alternative Methods to animal experimentation.

EUROECOTOX database of bioassays – alternative methods for ecotoxicology testing.

InterNICHE database for medical and veterinary medical education.

NORINA – audio-visual aids for schools and universities that may be used as alternatives or supplements to the use of animals in teaching and training, including dissection alternatives, with over 3,800 records.

Published literature on alternatives.

Sammlung von E-Learningapplikationen (collection of over 600 e-learning applications, Excel file), University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover Foundation.

The Science Bank. Alternatives to animal use in education. Free lending library of humane science products in the United States,with over 650 hands-on teaching tools from realistic models to the latest dissection software programs.

Simulation animal models for veterinary students.

Three Rs Microsite. Alternative Test Methods Table, a resource for investigators and regulators on the validation and regulatory status of alternatives to animal-based regulatory test methods.


Last updated: September 2016

* EURL-ECVAM – European Union Reference Laboratory for alternatives to animal testing.


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