Report on Considerations from Case Studies on Integrated Approaches for Testing and Assessment (IATA), First Review Cycle

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2015

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Series on Testing & Assessment No. 250. ENV/JM/MONO(2016)48, OECD, Paris

OECD member countries have been making efforts to expand the use of alternative methods in assessing chemicals. The OECD has been developing guidance documents and tools for the use of alternative methods such as (Quantitative) Structure-Activity Relationships ((Q)SAR), chemical categories, Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) and in vitro testing as a part of Integrated Approaches for Testing and Assessment (IATA). There is a need for the investigation of the practical applicability of these methods/tools for different aspects of regulatory decision-making, and to build upon case studies and assessment experience across OECD member countries.