Interested parties are invited to send their comments on the Draft revised Guidance Document no 75 on the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Brood Test under Semi-Field Conditions by 24 January 2024.
Two webinars were held by the OECD, which aimed to provide training and orientation on method validation at the OECD, and to help researchers become familiar with method readiness evaluation.
On 8 November 2023, the OECD organised a webinar to explore the current understanding of the Best Available Techniques (BAT) approaches and their future. It addressed key challenges, opportunities for the identification of promising emerging techniques for effective pollution prevention and reduction and the importance of cross-collaboration between regulatory authorities, industries, research institutes and technology providers.
9 November 2023 at 13:00 - 14:30 CET / 07:00 - 08:30 EST | The webinar provided an overview of the new OECD (Q)SAR Assessment Framework for evaluating the scientific validity of (Q)SAR models and introduced new principles for evaluating (Q)SAR predictions: input, applicability domain, reliability, and fitness for purpose.
The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged regulators, health professionals, industry and the public in responding quickly, decisively and efficiently to the impact and consequences of this virus. This report looks at the lessons learned during the Covid-19 crisis to investigate approaches for possible future emergency situations.
This new Decision-Recommendation sets out key high-level elements to support the development of a chemical accidents programme covering the fields of prevention, preparedness, and response. It is a consolidation and update of three original OECD legal instruments from 1988 and 2004. It comes with its supporting technical guidance, the Guiding Principles on Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness and Response - 3rd edition.
The OECD released four new Adverse Outcome Pathways following scientific review and OECD endorsement.
The OECD has been developing guidance documents and tools for the use of alternative methods such as (Q)SAR, chemical categories and Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) as a part of Integrated Approaches for Testing and Assessment (IATA). The objective is to increase experience with the use of IATA by developing case studies, which constitute examples of predictions that are fit for regulatory use.
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This new edition of the OECD work on Chemical Safety and Biosafety highlights the activities, results and ongoing projects as outlined by the 2021-2024 work programme.
The OECD Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) ensure the generation of high quality and reliable test data related to the safety of industrial chemical substances and preparations. The principles have been created in the context of harmonising testing procedures for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD).