A new NTP webpage will allow users to easily search PubMed for information on specific topics related to alternatives to animal testing. NICEATM and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library’s Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) collaborated to develop search strategies, known as “hedges,” for topics specific to alternatives. Hedges are now available for the following topics:

  • Alternatives to animal use for assessing acute inhalation toxicity
  • Alternatives to animal use for assessing developmental neurotoxicity
  • In vitro to in vivo extrapolation
  • Microphysiological systems

The hedges are available at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/altbibtopics. Additional hedges are under development; please contact Catherine Sprankle at spranklec@niehs.nih.gov with suggestions of additional topics.

AWIC has developed search hedges for a number of animal welfare topics, and offers guidance and assistance for literature searches on animal use alternatives. For more information and to access these resources, visit https://www.nal.usda.gov/services/literature-searching-animal-use-alternatives