Education & Outreach

Education & Outreach is a primary component of the Institute’s mission to foster the use and regulatory acceptance of in vitro methods.  With more than 20 years of experience in validating and performing non-animal tests in our laboratory, IIVS is uniquely positioned to provide training and science-based advocacy to industry, government and animal protection organizations. Our programs are made possible by the generous support of our contributors.

  • The annual Practical Methods for In Vitro Toxicology course provides attendees with the fundamentals of in vitro assays, proper laboratory techniques and data interpretation.
  • Webinars provide a broad range of topics in an accessible format and are tailored for novice to expert audiences.
  • Workshops bring together assay users and scientific experts to share best practices and develop standardization approaches for in vitro methods.
  • The IIVS e-Newsletter delivers timely information about the alternatives field as well as updates on the Institute’s activities.
  • Training videos on in vitro tests help researchers implement methods in their own laboratory

Contact Us to learn more about our activities and custom training opportunities.

It started with a vision: to increase the use and acceptance of non-animal test methods worldwide. I am proud of our success over more than 20 years in working with industry, government and the animal protection community to become a leader in the field.
— Erin Hill
Co-founder & President

In The Lab

Watch our latest training video that describes a cell-based in vitro method for assessing phototoxicity — the potential for chemicals to cause damage after being exposed to light.  The video is available in English with subtitled versions in Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.

Funded by a grant from the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA)