Interspecies Database


About the Interspecies Database

The Interspecies Database brings together information on physiological, anatomical and biochemical parameters of many different species, including humans. The Database enables researchers to compare this information across (sub)species. This can help them in the smart design of animal experiments, aiming to optimize the extrapolation of obtained research results to for example humans. It can also lead to the decision to refrain from performing animal experiments. Data from the Database is also being used to assist and feed the development of in silico modeling, where animals are no longer necessary.

The Database has initially been developed together with the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports.

The Interspecies Database is part of the 3Rs Research Tools Programme together with the FCS-free Database and the Humane Endpoint Website. These platforms are managed and hosted by the 3Rs Centre Utrecht, and are dedicated at facilitating researchers to replace, reduce and refine animal experiments, respectively.