EURION Validation Workshop

04 Feb 2020 | 11 Rue Watt, 75013 Paris, France


At the completion of this EURION 2020 validation training, participants will:-

  1. Understand the critical aspects to take into account when designing, optimising and ensuring the reliability, relevance and fitness-for-purpose of newly developed in vitro
  2. Get an overview of the different players involved in the process of test method development, optimisation and if applicable, the agencies involved in the validation of new methods and the pathways to regulatory acceptance.

The training will address the critical aspects of quality for in vitro methods, as described in the OECD Good In Vitro Method Practices (GIVIMP) document, and will illustrate how application of these principles improves the scientific integrity of new methods and may speed up regulatory acceptance of new proposed methods. The applicability/extrapolation of these principles to in vivo methods will also be discussed.


09:00 – 09:30        Lecture: Introduction

09:30 – 10:00         Lecture: Good in vitro method practices (GIVIMP) as a tool to standardise and characterise in vitro methods

10:00 – 10:30         Lecture: Illustrative ED case studies

10:30 – 11:00           Coffee

11:00 to 11:45          Discussion in break out session (4 groups)

11:45 – 12:15            Feedback session in plenary

12:15 – 13:45            Lunch

13:45 – 14:15            Lecture: EURL ECVAM validation process for regulatory OECD Test Guidelines/Defined Approaches

14:15 – 14:45            Lecture: Modular approach to validation

14:45 – 15:15             Lecture: Illustrative ED case studies

15:15 – 15:45             Coffee

15:45 – 16:30            Discussion in break out session (4 groups)

16:30 – 17:00           Feedback session