International initiatives

As an organisation, ECETOC serves as the ideal body to scientifically represent the European chemical industry; to liaise and to cooperate on their behalf with European and international scientific stakeholders and to get involved with relevant initiatives either in on-going expert groups or in specific meetings or projects.

2017 representation will be added at the start of 2018

Representation at specific meetings during 2016

20-22 April 2016, Amsterdam,  Netherlands

9th Implementation of Global Chemical Safety Regulations in Russian and CIS Corporations
Participation by Alan Poole (ECETOC)

22-26 May 2016, Nantes, France

SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting: Environmental contaminants from land to sea: continuities and interface in environmental toxicology and chemistry
Member of the Organising Committee: Malyka Galay Burgos (ECETOC)

15-16 June 2016, Awaji Island,  Japan

ICCA-LRI & NIHS Workshop – Meeting the Global Challenge of Applying New Scientific Methods to Improve Environmental and Human Health Risk Assessments
Participation by Alan Poole (ECETOC)
Workshop W02: Improving chemicals risk assessment with refined exposure characterisation

4-7 September 2016, Seville, Spain

52nd Congress of the European Societies of Toxicology (Eurotox)
Participation by Alan Poole (ECETOC)
Workshop W02: Improving chemicals risk assessment with refined exposure characterisation

12-15 September 2016, Ghent,  Belgium

SETAC / iEOS – Joint Focused Topic Meeting on Environmental
and (eco)toxicological Omics and Epigenetics: Science, Technology and Regulatory Applications
• Session 3: (Eco)toxicological omics
Presentation by Tim Gant (Public Health England, UK): Towards developing a Framework for transcriptomics and other Big Data analysis for regulatory application
• Session 6: Epigenetics in risk assessment: academia, industry and regulator perspective
Keynote speaker Alan Poole (ECETOC): Industry perspective

09-13 October 2016, Utrecht, The  Netherlands

International Society of Exposure Science (ISES)
Poster presentation: Re-analysis of the ETEAM Database for the ECETOC TRAv3 Model
Barone N1, Bachler G2, Keller D3, Money C4, Noij D5, Tibaldi R1

1ExxonMobil, 2Shell Health, 3Henkel, 4Cynara Consulting,  5Dow

24-26 October 2016, Rome,  Italy

7th Euro-Global Summit on Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
Presentation by Alan Poole (ECETOC): ‘Guidance on the selection  of cohorts for extended one-generation reproduction toxicity study (OECD 443)’

10 November 2016, Orlando, Florida,  USA

7th World Congress / SETAC North America 37th Annual Meeting (Orlando, FL)
Two posters presented:
•    RIFM/ECETOC WS: Developing a strategy to improve the environmental risk assessment of difficult to test multi-component substances Part 1: Background
Romanas Cesnaitis1, Joop de Knecht2, Karen Eisenreich3,
Marc Fernandez4, Malyka Galay-Burgos5, Miriam León-Paumen6, Karen Jenner7, Delina Lyon8, Dan Salvito9, Diederik Schowanek10, Joy Worden8

1ECHA, 2RIVM, 3USEPA, 4Environment and Climate Change Canada, 5ECETOC, 6ExxonMobil, 7Givaudan, 8Shell, 9RIFM, 10Procter&Gamble

•    RIFM / ECETOC WS Developing a strategy to improve the environmental risk assessment of difficult to test multi-component substances Part 2: Workshop Output
Romanas Cesnaitis1, Joop de Knecht2, Karen Eisenreich3, Michelle Embry4, Marc Fernandez5, Miriam León-Paumen6, Karen Jenner7, Delina Lyon8, Dan Salvito9

1ECHA, 2RIVM, 3USEPA, 4HESI, 5Environment and Climate Change Canada, 6ExxonMobil, 7Givaudan, 8Shell, 9RIFM

16-17 November 2016, Brussels, Belgium

18th Annual Cefic LRI Workshop ‘AOPs and Genomics: how useful, how to address risk, and where next?’
Participation by Alan Poole and Madeleine Laffont (ECETOC)

Input to specific projects and reports during 2016

  • 6th Framework Programme Co-ordination Action Project “Norman”
    Participation in Advisory Board on behalf of ECETOC by Stuart Marshall (Unilever)
  • 7th Framework Programme Co-ordination Action Project “EUROECOTOX”
    Co-ordination Action Project ‘EUROECOTOX’
    The EUROECOTOX, EU-FP7 funded project and network promotes cooperation between research centres, industry and other stakeholders in Europe devoted to the R&D and application of Alternative Testing Strategies in Ecotoxicology. Since December 2012 the network has been coordinated by Dr Malyka Galay Burgos of ECETOC, one of the EUROECOTOX partners.
  • ECHA Guidance on registration [Published November 2016]
    ECETOC representative: Marie-Amélie Pail, (Dupont)
  • ECHA Nanomaterials-related Appendix to the Guidance on Registration [Draft published May 2016]
    ECETOC representative: Karin Wiench, (BASF)
  • ECHA Update of the Guidance for identification and naming of substances under REACH and CLP, limited to a proposed new appendix addressing the Substance Identity Profile (SIP) concept. [Published December 2016]
    ECETOC representative: Sylvia Jacobi, (Albemarle)
  • ECHA Guidance update related to the 8th ATP to CLP: one single PEG to update:
    • Guidance on the application of the CLP Criteria
    • ECHA Guidance on labelling and packaging in accordance
    with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 [Published September 2016]
    ECETOC representative: Jackie Wennington, (ExxonMobil)
  • ECHA Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA), nanomaterials-related Appendix to Chapter R.6: on QSARs and grouping of chemicals
    ECETOC representative: Karin Wiench, (BASF)
  • ECHA Update of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA), Chapter R.7a, Section R.7.5 (related to repeated dose toxicity only) [Draft published May 2016]
    ECETOC representative: Wera Teubner (BASF)
  • ECHA Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA), Chapter R.7a, Section R.7.6 (reproductive toxicity) [Published December 2016]
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Christine Palermo (ExxonMobil)
  • ECHA Updates to existing Appendices to Chapters R.7a, R7.b and R7.c of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA (Endpoint specific guidance) on ‘recommendations for nanomaterials’ covering environmental endpoints
    ECETOC representative: Karin Wiench, (BASF)
  • ECHA Updates to existing Appendices to Chapters R.7a and R7.c of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA) (Endpoint specific guidance) on ‘recommendations for nanomaterials’ regarding human health endpoints
    ECETOC representative: Karin Wiench, (BASF)
  • ECHA Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA), Chapter R.7b, (Sediment Compartment) Published February 2016)
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Gordon Sanders (Givaudan)
  • ECHA Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA), Chapter R.7.2, (Irritation / Corrosion) [Published December 2016]
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Pauline McNamee (P&G)
  • ECHA Update of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA), Chapter R.11, Part C and specific sections of Chapters R.7b and R.7c (related PBT/vPvB assessment) [Drafts published June 2016]
    ECETOC representative: Sylvia Jacobi, (Albemarle)
  • ECHA Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA), Chapter R.14: Occupational exposure estimation and Part D: Exposure scenario building [Published August 2016]
    PEG R14: Michael Haack, (Wacker Chemie)
  • ECHA Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA), Chapter R.15: Consumer exposure estimation [Published July 2016]
    PEG R15: Carlos Rodriguez, (P&G)
  • ECHA Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA), Chapter R.16: Environmental exposure estimation [Published February 2016]
    PRG R16: Johannes Tolls, (Henkel)
  • ECHA Update of the ‘Guidance on Labelling and Packaging in accordance with regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008’ [Published September 2016]
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Gerd-Uwe Spiegel (Dupont)
  • ECHA Endocrine Disruptor Expert Group
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Remi Bars (Bayer)
  • ECHA Nanomaterials Working Group
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Karin Wiench (BASF)
  • ECHA Partner Expert Group: ‘Introductory Guidance on the CLP Regulation’
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Ingolf Kühn (BASF)
  • ECHA PBT Partner Expert Group
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Michiel Claessens (DuPont)
  • ECHA PBT Expert Group
    The Expert Group advising ECHA on PBT issues has regularly met since May 2013. Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Sylvia Jacobi (Albemarle)
  • ECHA Risk Assessment Committee (RAC)
    Participation as an observer on behalf of ECETOC by Alan Poole (ECETOC)
  • ECVAM Stakeholder Forum (ESTAF)
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Remi Bars (Bayer)
  • Endocrine Disrupter Expert Advisory Group to the EU Commission (ED EAG)
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Remi Bars (Bayer) and James Wheeler (Syngenta, now at Dow)
  • OECD Extended Advisory Group on Molecular Screening and Toxicogenomics (EAG MST)
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Remi Bars (Bayer)
  • OECD Endocrine Disrupters Testing and Assessment (EDTA) Advisory Group
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Remi Bars (Bayer)
  • SETAC Europe 2016 Scientific Committee and 26th Annual Meeting
    Member: Malyka Galay Burgos (ECETOC)
  • STFC / NERC Bioinformatics and Environmental ‘Omics Network
    The overarching objective of the network is to build bridges between scientific communities in bioinformatics and environmental ‘omics. The network will be co-aligned with the establishment of the new  UK National Environmental Research Council (NERC) Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis Centre (EOS), which has the remit of exploring emerging areas of bioinformatics and environmental ‘omics and their application to environmental problems. ECETOC was represented by Malyka Galay Burgos until her departure from ECETOC in July 2016.
  • WHO/IPCS Chemical Risk Assessment Network
    Participation on behalf of ECETOC by Alan Poole (ECETOC)