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FRANCOPA is the French platform dedicated to development, validation, and dissemination of alternative methods in animal testing. It was created on July 6th 2007 at an inaugural meeting at the Ministry of Research. The platform gathers all French partners on the same aim to promote the development of alternative methods for the reducing or the replacement of animal testing, particularly in the development, the evaluation, and control of health products and chemicals.

FRANCOPA is a member of the European platform (European Consensus-Platform for Alternatives).

FRANCOPA is composed of fifteen partners representing governmental institutions, academic research, industry, and nongovernmental organisations for animal care groups.
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FRANCOPA first published a state of the art on 3R methods and practices in France (English table), together with recommendations to the French government in 2010. This report was updated in 2016:

GIS report for the Ministry of Research (in French)

Applying and recommendation in international seminar was held on waiving animal testing for regulatory purposes.

FRANCOPA Workshop report - Paris, sept 1st, 2011 - Waiwing animal testing for regulatory purposes

Together with the SFT and the SPTC, FRANCOPA organised a seminar on read-across in Paris, 15th November 2013. A summary and a position letter were subsequently written by FRANCOPA.

Summary of the seminar on read-across (french version)

Position letter on read-across by FRANCOPA

FRANCOPA info-center aims at facilitating the sharing and exchanges of information and opinions among people involved in the development or promotion of alternative methods in animal testing. It is an interactive website with the following sections :
• Database with a searching engine (data from FRANCOPA and associated websites).
• Discussion forum.
• Newsletter, twice a year, related to methodological advances and FRANCOPA actuality.
• Frequently Asked Questions.
• Links to related websites.



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02/01/2018
Hands-on trainings' program 2018
Altertox Academy (former CAAT Academy) has just released the annual hands-on trainings' program for 2018.


07/05/2018 - 07/06/2018
LIVe2018 - Lung In Vitro event for innovative & predictive models
Congress organised by Altertox Academy (former CAAT Academy) and Epithelix at NOVOTEL Vieux-Nice, France


08/23/2018 - 08/24/2018
2018 Pan-American Conference for Alternative Methods
Rio de Janeiro


09/23/2018 - 09/26/2018
LINZ 2018, EUSAAT 2018
21st European Congress on Alternatives to Animal testing and 18th Annual EUSAAT Congress


10/19/2018
OPAL seminar (in French)
The OPAL seminar will be held at UIC-P Espace Congrès, in Paris


11/05/2018 - 11/06/2018
Danish 3R Center's 3R Symposium