The future of human-relevant, non-animal science is here.

IFER and NAVS have been working in partnership for nearly 40 years to advance scientific methods that have the potential to replace the use of animals in every area of science. Together, we are ushering in a new era of scientific excellence that is better for humans and for animals.

International Foundation for Ethical Research

Founded in 1985, the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) supports the development, validation and implementation of innovative scientific methodologies that advance science and replace the use of animals in research, testing and education. Each year, IFER awards Graduate Fellowships of up to $12,500 apiece to early career scientists who are developing alternatives to the use of animals. As acceptance of non-animal methods and models grows among the scientific and regulatory communities, IFER continues to seek new and promising collaborations, particularly those that will advance the development of MPS devices.

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National Anti-Vivisection Society

Founded in 1929, the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) works to increase public awareness about animal testing and experimentation, promote positive solutions that advance human-relevant science and to effect changes that will help end the unnecessary suffering of laboratory animals. Through its support of IFER, NAVS is helping to develop, validate and implement non-animal research methods and models. Our goal of advancing smarter, humane and human-relevant science is realized not only through our ongoing funding of IFER, but also through programmatic efforts that focus on ending the exploitation of animals in research and education.

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