Home banner
Divider
A-Z Index

Quick way to the find the information that you need...

More button
Register with FRAME

Although you do not need to register, any information you provide will be confidential and used only by FRAME to improve the website

Register button
Account Login
Forgot password?

ATLA - ISI
The Journal

 

Alternatives to Laboratory Animals - ATLA

Download latest issue button Download back issues button Subscribe to ATLA
Contact Us

Tel icon

Tel: +44 (0)115 9584740


Tel icon

Fax: +44 (0)115 9503570

Make an Enquiry

The Principles of Validation and the ECVAM Validation Process


Andrew P. Worth and Michael Balls

The validation of a test method is the process by which the relevance and reliability of the method are assessed for a particular purpose. It is an essential stage in the evolution of the method from its development to its acceptance and application for regulatory purposes. The principles according to which alternative tests should be validated have been agreed at an international level, although the actual process by which the validation process is conducted varies between different validation authorities. This paper summarises the principles of alternative test development and validation, and describes how the principles have been applied to the validation of in vitro tests by ECVAM.