The OECD Harmonised Templates are standard data formats for reporting studies done on chemicals to determine their properties or effects on human health and the environment. They are aimed at developers of database systems, as they prescribe the formats by which information can be entered into and maintained in database. By using these templates, governments and industry will easily be able to electronically exchange test study summary information. The templates can be used for reporting summary results for testing on any type of a chemical (e.g., pesticides, biocides, industrial chemicals).
Updates in line with IUCLID 5.4 (2nd half of 2012)
The OECD Harmonised Templates for Reporting Chemical Test Summaries (OHTs) were updated between June and Nov. 2012, for consistency with ECHA’s latest version of IUCLID 5.4 (activated mid-2012) and bring few editorial improvements. All OHTs were modified, except the Pesticide Series (OHTs 85-1 to 85-7) that is currently under revision. OHTs and associated XML files are available at “TEMPLATES”. Details of additions or changes made to them in Feb. 2011, Jan. 2012 and June 2012 are listed at “UPDATE Overview”.
Updates: revised OHT49, new OHT90, 03-Feb-2012
Two new OECD Harmonised Templates for Reporting Chemical Test Summaries (OHT) are now available: revised OHT 49 on sediment toxicity (extended to cover tests made according to TG 225 Sediment-Water Chironomid Tox Test using Spiked Water) and new OHT 90 on emissions from preservative-treated wood (to cover TG 313 Emissions from Preserv-treated Wood to the Environment). All OECD templates and associated XML files, including these new ones, are available at “TEMPLATES”. Details of additions or changes made in templates in Feb. 2011 and Jan. 2012 are at “UPDATE Overview”.