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  • 31-August-2020

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    Intellectual Property elements in OECD Test Guidelines

    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.

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  • 26-June-2020

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    OECD Test Guidelines for the Chemicals

    On 26 June, OECD adopted a set of updated and corrected Test Guidelines for chemicals safety testing to keep pace with scientific progress for OECD members and Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) adhering countries.

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  • 25-June-2020

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    Emergency responses for the supply of disinfectants against Covid-19

    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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  • 22-June-2020

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    OECD Biotechnology Update

    Read our newsletter to stay up-to-date with all the latest OECD work on biotechnology.

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  • 16-June-2020

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    OECD Good Laboratory Practice: Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

    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.

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  • 9-June-2020

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    Good Laboratory Practice (GLP)

    Read the countries' response to address the challenges posed by COVID-19 to GLP test facilities.

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  • 4-June-2020

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    OECD Conference on RNAi based Pesticides

    10-12 April 2019: The conference on RNA interference (RNAi) based pesticides will provide an overview of the current state of the knowledge of RNA interference (RNAi) as it relates to the potential use of this naturally occurring mode of action in agriculture. This will be an efficient route to this information for policy makers, particularly given the large volume of scientific information that is available in the literature.

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  • 12-May-2020

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    OECD Series on Principles of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Compliance Monitoring

    This paper discusses and clarifies the relationship between test facilities and sponsors and the documentation test facilities are expected to maintain about those relations, and it provides a framework for ensuring the independence of study directors.

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  • 12-May-2020

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    Blog: Why is there a shortage of disinfectants during the COVID-19 crisis?

    I’m sure many of you recently had the same experience I had. I went to the pharmacy in the early days of the pandemic and, before I opened my mouth, the pharmacist said “we’re out of masks and hydro-alcoholic gel”. I had a prescription for allergy medicine, which I was fortunately able to get filled.

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  • 7-May-2020

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    Webinar Series on Emerging Science to Improve Chemical Safety

    On 30 April 2020, the OECD hosted a webinar on Good Licensing Practices of protected elements in Test Guidelines. This webinar explained the recently published Guiding Principles for Good Licensing Practices of protected elements in Test Guidelines and show how they can be useful in your work.

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