Better evidence. Better environment. Better health.

Founded in 2011. 
A member-driven organization

EBTC was founded in 2011 at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with the vision to make evidence-based methodologies the standard that is used to ensure public health, a healthy environment and a sustainable future.

EBTC is a member-driven organisation, bringing together the international toxicology community to work on adapting and developing evidence-based methods and frameworks that facilitate the use of evidence in informing regulatory, environmental and public health decisions.



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EBTC is organized on four themes, with a Working Group for each

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Research Methods
Better conduct and reporting of studies

A healthy evidence pipeline is dependent on well-reported studies conducted using valid methods. 

The Research Methods Working Group is developing guidance, checklists, and appraisal tools to help improve the conduct and reporting of primary research.

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Evidence Synthesis
Know what the evidence is saying

One study on its own may not mean very much. Many studies together will tell a fuller story - but that story can be difficult to find in a complex and contradictory body of evidence.

The Evidence Synthesis Working Group conducts and develops methods for systematic reviews, evidence maps, and other types of evidence synthesis product.



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Open Science
More accessible, reusable research

Most toxicological research is still being published in a paper-based paradigm. This makes it difficult to find and reuse data and to reproduce study findings.

The Open Science Working Group is promoting a range of approaches to improving the efficiency of reuse of scientific data and the use of AI in research.

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Evidence & Decisions
Using evidence in policy-making

It is one thing to know what the evidence says about the health risks posed by an environmental exposure, and quite another to know how best to respond to this evidence.

The Evidence & Decision-Making Working Group is working on the information that is layered on top of evidence of health effects when making policy, so that decisions are transparent and fully informed by all relevant considerations.

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The official journal of 
the Collaboration

Partnering with Taylor & Francis, in 2023 EBTC launched Evidence-Based Toxicology, a full-blooded open science journal for the environmental health sciences.

EBT allows us to realize our vision of how scientific publishing should work, to create a better experience for researchers, more transparent processes with greater accountability for publishing decisions, and a healthier research ecosystem overall.


E-mail: info@ebtox.org

Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaboration at
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205

Evidence-Based Toxicology Collaboration at
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205

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