The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has now launched an online survey to gather views on non-animal mechanistic approaches, the AOP framework, and the AOP Knowledgebase.
The recent Global Chemicals Outlook II report of the United Nations Environment Programme recommended that stakeholders "accelerate development of the concept of Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) to support hazard assessment".
An AOP is a means to organise mechanistic knowledge about toxicological processes to support various aspects of chemical hazard assessment including making better use of mechanistic information derived from non-animal methods in decision making.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has now launched an online survey to gather views on non-animal mechanistic approaches, the AOP framework, and the AOP Knowledgebase. We'd like to know about your experience and opinion regarding the use of mechanistic information and non-animal methods in chemical risk assessment. So please complete the survey – it'll only take about 10 minutes of your time!
The results of the survey will provide valuable input to a number of activities being pursued at the JRC including a comprehensive study of stakeholder views and needs concerning the AOP Framework and how it should evolve to serve regulatory priorities now and in the future.
Since 2012, the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) has been running the AOP programme to promote the concept, support the development AOPs of regulatory relevance, and to exploit AOP knowledge in, for example, Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA).
Please share your views to help shape the future of Chemical Risk Assessment!
EU-NETVAL (European Union Network of Laboratories for the Validation of Alternative Methods)
- Publication date
- 6 August 2019