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The Use of Transgenic Animals in the European Union: The Report and Recommendations of ECVAM Workshop 28

T. Ben Mepham, Robert D. Combes, Michael Balls, Ottavia Barbieri, Harry J. Blokhuis, Patrizia Costa, Robert E. Crilly, Tjard de Cock Buning, Véronique C. Delpire, Michael J. O’Hare, Louis-Marie Houdebine, Coen F. van Kreijl, Miriam van der Meer, Christoph A. Reinhardt, Eckhard Wolf and Anne-Marie van Zeller

This is the report of the twenty-eighth of a series of workshops organised by the European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM). The principal aim of the workshop was to formulate a set of guidelines to assist regulatory authorities in the EU in deciding whether to permit and/or how to regulate research involving transgenic animals. This report summarises the workshop discussions on the current status of transgenic animal research, and proposes a number of recommendations for the appropriate and harmonised control of the use of transgenic animals within the EU.