16 September @14:00 CEST | This webinar is organised jointly by the EU funded Projects: NanoHarmony and NANOMET-OECD. Find out how Test Guidelines are developed through the OECD, with case studies from the Test Guidelines being supported through the projects for expansion into nanomaterials.
This report aims to provide the governments with relevant steps, tools and best practices on how to identify and establish BAT, BAT-associated emission levels (BAT-AELs) and other environmental performance levels (BAT-AEPLs), as well as BAT-based permit conditions, including emission limit values.
Thailand has joined the OECD system for the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) in the Assessment of Chemicals, ensuring that its non-clinical safety data related to the protection of human health and the environment will be accepted by all 44 countries adhering to MAD.
The Test Guidelines Programme regularly receives proposals for new and innovative test methods for chemical safety testing. These methods may contain elements protected by intellectual property. The OECD wishes to collect feedback to develop a policy to deal with confidentiality claims so that it remains an attractive programme for innovative methods, while ensuring that developers identify other means to protect their assets.
Dryland oilseed crop traditionally used for food and textile dyes, SAFFLOWER is now mostly cultivated for oil production. This consensus document provides science-based key insights for the regulatory assessment of the environmental safety of safflower genetically-engineered varieties: taxonomy, centres of origin, cultivation, reproductive biology, genetics, hybridisation and introgression, and ecology.
This report summarises the discussions and outcomes of the seminar on Bioinformatics and Regulation of Microbial Pesticides. The seminar was organised to share knowledge and possible concerns and promote a dialogue on the potential use of this technology in the evaluation of microbial pesticides and initiate a process to make recommendations on its potential added value in the safety assessment of microbial pesticides.
OECD releases two guidance documents supporting the testing of nanomaterials (MNs). The Guidance Document No. 318 provides guidance for the methods to address dissolution rate and dispersion stability for MNs with focus on environmental aqueous media. The Guidance Document No. 317 provides guidance for aquatic (including sediment) ecotoxicity testing of MNs for the purposes of determining their hazard.
The COVID-19 pandemic calls for urgent policy responses to support the supply of disinfectant products such as hand sanitisers and wipes. The OECD is collecting and providing available information in countries to manage the emergency supply to increase availability of disinfectant products from different competent authorities and industry organisations.
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GLP issues raised by testing labs are covered in this comprehensive list of questions and answers, recently updated with questions related to: Test Facility organisation and personnel, Quality Assurance, Equipment and computerized systems, Test items, reference items and samples/specimens (Biologicals, GMOs, etc.), SOPs, Management of the study, Histopathology, Archives and E-Archives and Monitoring Test Facility compliance by GLP CMAs.