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Scientists discuss how Quantitative Adverse Outcome Pathways can be used more effectively in EU chemical safety assessments
13.02.2024

Scientists discuss how Quantitative Adverse Outcome Pathways can be used more effectively in EU chemical safety assessments

Brussels, 13 February 2024 – Toxicologists, biologists, and computational modellers came together at a workshop organised by the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) to discuss how to deve...
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18.01.2024

2024 New Year message from the Secretary General

Dear ECETOC Members and Stakeholders, As we bid farewell to the successes of 2023, I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings all of you as we step into 2024. Last year was marked by signific...
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14.12.2023

ECETOC Task Force proposes a science-based testing strategy to predict if a chemical has the potential to disrupt the thyroid hormone system in humans

The ECETOC Thyroxine (T4) Task Force has developed a new science-based tiered testing strategy that aims to predict if substances have the potential to significantly disrupt the thyroid hormone sy...
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Task force highlights lack of data and tools for assessing consumers’ aggregate exposure to chemicals
11.12.2023

Task force highlights lack of data and tools for assessing consumers’ aggregate exposure to chemicals

Brussels, 11 December 2023 – A task force from the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has highlighted a lack of both good data and cross-industry-sector tools and guidance for assessing...
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ECETOC task force proposes three-tiered approach to targeted information requirements for polymers
08.11.2023

ECETOC task force proposes three-tiered approach to targeted information requirements for polymers

Brussels, November 2023 – Scientists from the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) have proposed a three-tier approach to standard information requirements for polymers where conventional...
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ECETOC releases Worker TRA Tool v3.2
26.10.2023

ECETOC releases Worker TRA Tool v3.2

ECETOC, the centre for chemical safety assessment, is excited to announce the release of the ECETOC Worker TRA Tool v3.2, following an extensive review by a group of experts to analyse its performance...
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10.10.2023

Call for Nominations for a new Task Force: ‘Scientific perspective on discussions about DNT testing in OECD 443-studies’

ECETOC will soon launch a new Task Force on DNT Testing OECD 443-studies and is looking for experts to join from academia, regulatory bodies; NGOs or member companies. The Task Force's objective is...
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04.10.2023

Further work from ECETOC on the performance of the TRA risk assessment screening tool – conservatism confirmed and refinements proposed

Brussels, 4 October 2023 – The ECETOC TRA-Worker Task Force has published further work on their comparisons of modelled results from the Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA) tool with actual measured data...
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14.09.2023

ECETOC publishes Autumn 2023 calendar of events

ECETOC offers many opportunities for scientific exchange with peers on a variety of topics. Here's a list of upcoming events: Come to Alicante to the forthcoming ECETOC workshop Elevating e...
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14.09.2023

Join ECETOC’s 2024 Scoping Meeting Organising Committee!

Are you an ECETOC member, currently not on the Board or Scientific Committee? We are looking for a couple of volunteers to join the Organising Committee of next year’s Scoping Meeting, tentatively s...
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14.09.2023

Contribute to the TRA tool user survey and work groups

To support our work on the maintenance of the ECETOC TRA tool, we’ve launched a very quick (one-question) users survey to understand better the current usage by our stakeholders. As well as shari...
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14.09.2023

A note from the Secretary General – Sept 2023

Dear ECETOC Members, Greetings from an unusually warm and dry September! It’s “back to school" season for everybody and I'd like to share some important updates and upcoming events with you:...
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14.09.2023

Experts can still join new ECETOC Task Forces

ECETOC members, academics, regulators and scientists from NGOs are still in time to join our recently launched Task Forces: Smart studies: Examine how in vivo studies could provide more informati...
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ECETOC publishes workshop report on how to overcome final hurdles for using omics technologies in chemical safety assessments
21.06.2023

ECETOC publishes workshop report on how to overcome final hurdles for using omics technologies in chemical safety assessments

The Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) convened an online workshop on 20 – 21 January 2022 to bring together experts from industry, regulatory and academic arenas to discuss how best to...
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ECETOC publishes 2022 report of activities
05.06.2023

ECETOC publishes 2022 report of activities

At the end of the 2023 Annual General Meeting, the Assembly of Members has approved the release of the 2022 Annual Report, which contains a recap of last year's achievements as well as its financial i...
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ECETOC’s risk assessment screening tool meets its design objective of producing conservative results compared to real measurement data
26.04.2023

ECETOC’s risk assessment screening tool meets its design objective of producing conservative results compared to real measurement data

Brussels, 26 March 2023 – A Task Force from the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has carried out an in-depth comparison of modelled results from its Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA) tool...
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24.04.2023

April update from the Secretary General

Dear ECETOC Members, Time for a quick update on what’s on our plate! Following our successful Scoping Meeting in September 2022, we’re now starting 3 new Task Forces on omics, biodiversity a...
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24.04.2023

Launch of 3 new Task Forces

Ecetoc recently launched calls for nominations for three new Task Forces that are scheduled to kick off their activities in Q2: New TF on ‘Omics data interpretation framework’ The aim of t...
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08.02.2023

ECETOC task force studies the relationship between thyroid hormone imbalance in pregnant rats and neurodevelopmental effects in their pups

The third in a series of four reports on developing a science-based testing strategy for maternal thyroid disruption and neurodevelopmental effects on offspring has now been published in the medical j...
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In-depth evaluation confirms robust design of ECETOC risk assessment screening tool for consumer products
26.01.2023

In-depth evaluation confirms robust design of ECETOC risk assessment screening tool for consumer products

Brussels, 26 January 2023 – A task force from the Centre for chemical safety assessment (ECETOC) has carried out an in-depth evaluation of its Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA) Consumer exposure tool a...
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