The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA), a collaboration between the European Commission and 35 major companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, soap and detergent, crop protection, animal health, and fragrance sectors has been approved to continue until the year 2020. The EPAA was established in 2005 in an effort to harmonize efforts towards promoting the 3Rs (refinement, reduction, and replacement) in safety assessment. The EPAA signed an MOU with IIVS to allow for greater collaboration on international training efforts. We look forward to continuing our work with the EPAA to promote global acceptance of the 3Rs. To read the full article, please follow the link above to the Chemical Watch website.