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Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaboration

Links and Resources

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The following links were selected to further inform parties interested in evidence-based related information and resources. Without claiming completeness, these links are intended as a central access hub to activities related to the efforts of the EBTC.

EBT-related Links

  • CAMARADES – Provides a supporting framework for groups involved in the systematic review and meta-analysis of data from animal studies in experimental studies.
  • Cochrane Collaboration – Provides a database of over 5,000 reviews to aid in making well-informed decisions about health care.
  • EPA: IRIS Systematic Reviews – Develops and implements approaches to enhance scientific assessments, particularly in the area of increasing transparency and clarity related to evaluating evidence and drawing conclusions.
  • OHAT: Implementation of Systematic Reviews – Develops literature-based evaluations to reach conclusions about potential human health hazards and to examine the state of the science.
  • The Policy from Science Project – Exploring how evidence-based medicine (EBM) may provide novel techniques for resolving conflicts of opinion about the safety of chemicals such as BPA.
  • SYRCLE – Facilitates the development of guidelines for systematic reviews, as well as the execution and education of systematic reviews.

Other Useful Links

  • EPA Tox21 – Using robotics technology to screen thousands of chemicals for potential toxicity and developing a cost-effective approach for prioritizing the thousands of chemicals that need testing.
  • EPA ToxCast – Developing ways to predict potential toxicity of chemicals and cost-effective approaches for prioritizing the thousands of chemicals that need toxicity testing.
  • The Hamner Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences – Leading the effort to help chart the future of toxicity testing through the implementation and validation of new quantitative risk assessment methods.
  • The Human Toxome Project – Comprehensively mapping pathways of endocrine disruption (ED), representing a first step towards mapping the human toxome.
  • NTP High Throughput Screening Initiative  – The HTS program’s approach to toxicological testing screens for mechanistic targets active within cellular pathways considered critical to adverse health effects such as carcinogenicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, genotoxicity, neurotoxicity, and immunotoxicity in humans.
  • Opentox – Developing an interoperable predictive toxicology framework which may be used as an enabling platform for the creation of predictive toxicology applications.
  • Unilever: Safety Science in the 21st Century – Bringing new science to the safety and environmental impact assessment of the ingredients in Unilever products.

Wiki Links

Linking Policy

Links to be included on the EBTC website fall in one of two categories. The first category features links related to evidence-based toxicology (EBT), while the second category includes any other useful links. The EBTC will use the following to assess if a link is qualified and to assign it to one of the categories.

General criteria

The following general criteria apply to both link categories:

  • access to at least part of the website free of charge
  • at least a part of the website is accessible without registration/subscription
  • the website is not dominated by advertisements and advertisements are clearly distinguished from content
  • the website content is both relevant and useful (as solely judged by the EBTC)
  • the website content appears to be accurate and not outdated

Criteria for EBTC-related links

In addition to the general criteria above, EBTC-related websites linked to should:

  • be related to evidence-based approaches
  • be transparent in regard to funding source(s), organizational structures, etc.
  • be available in English

Inclusion of links to commercial websites will be considered on an individual basis.

Criteria for other useful links

In addition to the general criteria above, other useful websites linked to should:

  • have some relevance for EBT(C)
  • be preferably available in English

Endorsed links to the EBTC website

Organizations seeking to link to the EBTC website and include language that indicates or implies endorsement by the EBTC of part or all their activity should contact the EBTC staff for permission. To be eligible for such endorsement, the organization’s website should fulfil the criteria listed under “General criteria” and under “Criteria for other useful links.”

Disclaimers

The information posted on this website includes hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by others, and the EBTC provides these links and pointers solely for our users’ information and convenience. When users select a link to an external website, they are leaving the EBTC site and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners/sponsors of the external website.

  • EBTC does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of information contained on a linked website.
  • EBTC does not endorse the organizations responsible for the linked websites, and does not endorse the views expressed or products offered therein.
  • EBTC cannot authorize the use of copyrighted, trademarked, and service marked materials contained in linked websites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked website.
  • EBTC is not responsible for transmissions users receive from linked websites.