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.
28-29 June 2021: The Seminar covered the efficacy evaluation of the different categories of biopesticides, new application techniques, efficacy evaluation of biopesticides based on plant defence inducers (PDI), comparison of efficacy requirements for biostimulants vs. biopesticides, how to evaluate different Integrated Pest Management (IPM) modules, and registration pathways with limited or no evaluation of efficacy.
24 June 2019: This OECD seminar presented and discussed the potential use of genome sequence, bioinformatic tools and databases in a regulatory decision process for microbial pesticides.
Join us on Thursday 26 September 2019 @ 1 pm (CEST, Paris time) / 7 am (EDT time) to learn about efforts, successes and challenges in eliminating per and polyfluorinated chemicals of environmental concern from the life cycle of consumer products.
26 June 2019: The Pesticides Risk Reduction Seminar provided a good opportunity for experts in OECD governments and stakeholders to share their knowledge, experience and possible concerns in the area of Evolving Digital and Mechanical Technologies for Pesticides and Pest Management.
Policy instruments can be applied to improve the sustainability of plastics, including regulations, market-based instruments, information and voluntary tools. The report reviews the use of these instruments, provides good practice examples, such as product taxes and charges, eco-design standards, extended producer responsibility and environmental product labels, as well as discussing opportunities for their future applications.
Join us on 15 May 2019 @ 1 pm (Paris time) / 7 am (EST time) to learn about the latest Risk Reduction Initiatives for Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances undertaken by Canada and the United States.
The OECD Conference on Genome Editing: Applications in Agriculture – Implications for Health, Environment and Regulation will explore the regulatory considerations raised by genome edited products, with the aim to favour a coherent policy approach to facilitate innovation involving genome editing. More information on the programme and the speakers.