National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is committed to the development of a new safety assessment for chemical substances and medicines using animal-free innovations. The RIVM is conducting research in this field. In addition, the RIVM advises policymakers on applications for animal-free innovations and shares its knowledge with professionals. The goal is to establish the safety of chemical substances via animal-free innovations and, in this way, to protect the health of humans, animals and the ecosystem.

Innovative animal-free projects

In the context of the TPI programme, the RIVM is involved in various projects, such as:

RIVM: public health and a safe and healthy living environment

The RIVM is focused on achieving and maintaining a healthy population in a sustainable, safe and healthy living environment. It works towards this by conducting scientific research and issuing advice, as well as by gathering and applying knowledge.

Read more about replacing, reducing and refining animal testing on the RIVM website.