Chapter 5. Preparation of the Assessment Report [PDF] (Date of last update: December 2011)
Chapter 5 describes how to elaborate the assessment report (e.g., SIDS Initial Assessment Report (SIAR)), which is the document through which the key scientific data on a chemical (or category of chemicals) as well as the conclusions regarding its hazards are presented for scientific and technical review, discussion and agreement by member countries.
Furthermore a template for the SIDS Initial Assessment Report is available, together with an explanatory note. The use of this template ensures a harmonised format between initial assessments drafted by different member countries for the OECD Cooperative Chemicals Assessment Programme. Other format can also be used, see Chapter 5 for further details.