Experts and researchers working on advanced and alternative approaches are invited to share their methodology with our user community from over 82 countries. The DB-ALM includes non-animal methods from a wide field of applications at all stages of development and acceptance in use for regulatory testing or in biomedical research.
We accept new method summaries and/or protocols or proposals for updates to those already available in our collection, provided that they meet our Content Criteria.
Method descriptions are provided with two levels of detail: method summary descriptions on the applications, scientific principle, status of development and acceptance, and protocols including technical procedures that allow the transfer of a method to another laboratory.
The following formats can be used for:
Please send all compiled documents and attachments to JRC-DBALM-CONTACT@ec.europa.eu
Should you have any other questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact us.
We are currently working on an interactive online application to create, edit and track the publication progress of the method descriptions.
The data sheets for methods (Summaries or Protocols) and related data sectors are prepared by JRC external scientists or EURL ECVAM's experts. After submission of a method description to the DB-ALM, examination is performed, such as for consistency and completeness being in line with the database requirements for data content (detailed in the Content Criteria Documents), structure and ensuring the use of the controlled vocabularies. Furthermore, quality control of the finalised data sheets is carried out by the DB-ALM staff before public access is allowed which is done however only after approval of the method contact. Consequently, a method description could pass through a few draft stages before publication.