Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science

COVID-19 Update

The Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science will now be a virtual meeting for the participants who currently represent more than 14 countries! Applications will still be accepted until May 22nd. We will provide routine updates to the website as pertinent information becomes available. Please contact for questions concerning applications or attendance.

lab students

Want to learn more about alternatives to animal testing?

June 22-25, 2020
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
Baltimore, MD, USA

Join other students and early-career scientists this summer at the first North American Summer School on Innovative Approaches in Science, which will be held at Johns Hopkins University. The program will feature FREE lectures, laboratory visits, hands-on demonstrations, interactive sessions, and networking session on cutting-edge methods to reduce and replace animal tests in toxicology and biomedical science.

Building on two past summer schools held at the European Commission Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, the program is designed to offer students a chance to learn more about cutting-edge science from experts from Harvard University, Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Health, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and more.

Course Tracks

Choose the toxicology or biomedical science track. In general, the toxicology track is designed for graduate students and early-career professionals and the biomedical science track may be of interest for undergraduate students through early-career scientists.


Registration is free. Participants will need to cover the costs of their travel, accommodation, and daily subsistence. Applicants can apply for travel awards to help offset transportation and accommodation costs.