The Interspecies Database

The Interspecies Database helps researchers to make an optimal choice of species and strain of the animal model, which is essential for efficient extrapolation of animal data to humans or other animals.

mouse The database was initially developed by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports. It is offered by the 3Rs-Centre ULS in collaboration with RIVM.

The Interspecies Database is part of the 3Rs Database Programme, together with and These websites will help you with the refinement and replacement of animal experiments, respectively.

Last updated on 5th June 2023

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