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The CODA-CERVA (Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre) is a Federal scientific research establishment.
CODA-CERVA's core activities consist of:
in the following fields of activities:
It contributes to a proactive policy in terms of food production safety, animal health and public health, at both the Federal and international levels: it supports the preparation of the Federal Public Service for Public Health, food chain safety and environment and of the Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FAFSC).
CODA-CERVA is under the wardship of the Minister of SMCs, Independent workers, Agriculture and Scientific policy, and is administratively connected to the Federal Public Service for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment.
The CODA-CERVA employs about 85 researchers, some 110 laboratory technicians and approximately 50 people in support services.
The CODA-CERVA's headquarters are located at Uccle (+/-180 workers). Its veterinary laboratories are also here.
The CODA-CERVA agrochemical laboratories are located Tervuren (+/-40 workers).
CODA-CERVA also has a site at Machelen (experimental center).
EAVLD is a non-profit, independent association with the mission of improving veterinary and public health by providing a platform for communication among veterinary laboratory diagnosticians and to promote the highest standards in European veterinary laboratories.
In 2008 CoVetLab (www.covetlab.org) started an initiative to broaden collaboration on a European level. Modelling itself on the World Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (WAVLD) and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD), in April 2009 the European Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (EAVLD) was officially formed. The aim was to create an inclusive forum for veterinary laboratory scientists working in all disciplines across the full range of species.
• Member of an association that provides a platform that increases personal standards and standards of the laboratory of members in performing veterinary diagnostics.
• Possibility to contribute to improvement and standardization of veterinary diagnostic techniques.
• Discounted registration fees for attending the biennial EAVLD congress.
• At least 2 EAVLD newsletters per year by e-mail.
• Discounted subscription on Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation (hardcopy and/or digital edition).
EAVLD also has a LinkedIn group (www.linkedin.com/groups/EAVLD-4010747). Both members and non-members of EAVLD can become a member of this LinkedIn group and remain in contact with each other. However, members of the LinkedIn group do not have any of the other EAVLD membership privileges.