Computational Toxicology Stakeholder Outreach
EPA has been using alternative chemical testing methods in an effort to: accelerate the pace of chemical evaluations, reduce reliance on animal testing, and address the significant lack of health and environmental data on the thousands of chemicals found in commonly used products.
EPA has generated toxicity data on thousands of chemicals, designed innovative chemical exposure prediction models, and created a repository of thousands of high quality chemical structure data.
As part of EPA’s commitment to transparency, all of this new chemical information is available through a web application called the Interactive Chemical Safety for Sustainability Dashboard (iCSS) and can also be downloaded for analysis. Using this new chemical information to assess chemicals is a paradigm shift in how chemicals have been traditionally evaluated for potential risks to humans and the environment. EPA actively engages the stakeholder community in parallel with the advances in this research to aid with both the development and use of this new information.
EPA offers numerous opportunities for stakeholders to engage including webinars, a series of materials describing this research (webpages, fact sheets, videos), proactive scientific media outreach, workshops, establishing research collaborations worldwide and actively requesting feedback from stakeholders.
- Collaborative Research Agreements
- Computational Toxicology Communities of Practice Monthly Webinar
Workshops provide an overview of the data available and tools for accessing this data. Workshops include presentations describing coverage of the ToxCast data, early interpretation of these data, and demonstration of access to the ToxCast data through the iCSS dashboard. There are also hands-on opportunities for participants to access these data.
- September 29-30, 2014: 2nd ToxCast Data Summit
- April 2-3, 2014: ToxCast Phase II stakeholder workshop collaboratively hosted by EPA and FDA (Washington, DC Area, FDA White Oak Campus Great Room)
- January 14, 2014: ToxCast Phase II in person stakeholder workshop (Research Triangle Park, NC)