Support by accredited stakeholders

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International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products
REACH implementation and communication support
European Association of Manufacturers and Formulators of Enzymes Products
Support for safe handling of enzymes
European Chemical Industry Council
European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Industry
Use descriptors, risk management measures and specific environmental release categories
International Chemical Secretariat
Support for the substitution of hazardous chemicals
Conservation of Clean Air and Water in Europe
European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals
Tool for worker exposure assessment models
European Copper Institute
European Crop Protection Association
Tools for REACH requirements in plant protection
The international association for the nonwovens and related industries
Association of European ferro-Alloy producers
Information for ferro-alloys and silicon producers
The European Steel Association
REACH information, helpdesk and data sharing forum
European Association of Metals
REACH and CLP support
European Aerosol Federation
Tool to predict indoor aerosol concentration
European Association of Chemical Distributors
Safety, Health and Environment Committee
Association of European Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers
Use descriptors
Nanotechnology Industries Association
Nano safety assessment projects
Peta International Science Consortium, Ltd.
Webinars on inhalation toxicity testing
One focus area for the Science Consortium is developing effective and efficient approaches to assess inhalation toxicity that protects human health without using animals. This webinar series presents non-animal approaches for inhalation toxicity testing and covers In Silico models, In Vitro systems and Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATAs)


Webinar 1: Perspectives on the Development, Evaluation, and Application of in Silico Approaches for Predicting Toxicity
25 January 2018
Dr. Grace Patlewicz, U.S. EPA
Professor Mark Cronin, Liverpool John Moores University
Dr Patlewicz and Professor Cronin discuss the QSARs that can be used to meet regulatory testing requirements under REACH. The use of read-across is presented – emphasising both the availability of different frameworks for the development of read-across and frameworks for the assessment and evaluation of read-across justification – highlighting examples published in the literature as well as regulatory technical guidance (OECD, ECHA). Tools that can help facilitate the development of read-across, including the OECD QSAR Toolbox, are outlined. Attention is drawn to ongoing research that is evolving the way in which read-across approaches can be undertaken, including by exploiting the use of high-throughput screening data such as those generated under the US EPA's ToxCast programme. The use of read-across and QSARs is framed in the context of integrated approaches to testing and assessment (IATA). Examples highlight how some IATA have evolved, particularly in the arena of skin sensitisation, where defined approaches have been developed. These formalise the use of certain non-animal test methods that characterise the key events within the associated adverse outcome pathway.


Webinar 2: Skin irritation and corrosion
1 February 2018
Dr. Gertrude-Emilia Costin, Institute for In Vitro Sciences
Dr. Costanza Rovida, TEAM Mastery and CAAT Europe
Dr. Costin will describe the in vitro methods that can be used to meet REACH data requirements for skin irritation and corrosion under Annexes VII and VIII. Dr. Rovida will use specific examples to explain how the in vitro methods can be used in an integrated approach to testing and assessment.


Webinar 3: Eye irritation and Corrosion
15 February 2018
Dr. Kim Norman, Burt's Bees
Dr. Els Adriaens, Ghent University
Drs. Norman and Dr. Adriaens will first discuss the drivers of in vivo classification for serious eye damage and eye irritation in order to specify the requirements for achieving full replacement of the regulatory animal test. They will then describe the available in vitro methods and the ways in which they can be used alone or in combination in various testing strategies, such as top-down or bottom-up approaches.


Webinar 4: 3R approach to acute oral toxicity
19 December 2017
Dr Kimmo Louekari, ECHA
Dr. Louekari presents on 3R approaches to acute oral toxicity testing. He describes an approach that includes waiving such testing when subacute oral toxicity data indicate low toxicity and an enhanced dose-range finding study, or in vitro 3T3 neutral red uptake cytotoxicity test, are provided in the context of the weight-of-evidence approach.


Archive of 2014-2015 webinar series
The PETA International Science Consortium and Chemical Watch, a global regulatory news and information service for the chemical industry, have teamed up to present a free webinar series focusing on non-animal methods and testing strategies that can be used to meet REACH requirements. The webinars will be of interest to industry toxicologists, those registering chemicals for the first time, companies that would like to know more about the validated non-animal tests that are available and the ways other businesses are using them, and REACH consultants.