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New “In the Spotlight” article on AltTox.org

Author: Marilyn Matevia, The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) “Cosmetics Regulation animal test ban declared subordinate to REACH registration testing requirements by ECHA” by AltTox Contributing Editor, Sherry Ward Read it here: http://alttox.org/cosmetics-regulation-animal-test-ban-declared-subordinate-reach-registration-testing-requirements-echa/
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Grant opportunity: Novel Assays for Screening the Effects of Chemical Toxicants

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS Two NIH/NIEHS funding opportunity announcements request applications from small business concerns (SBCs) “to develop medium- to high-throughput assays to evaluate the effects of toxicants on pluripotent or induced pluripotent cells with respect to cell differentiation and the resulting differentiated cell populations. The ability to incorporate genetic diversity in these assays would […]
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Frank Gerberick Receives ARDF’s Cave Award

Author: Sue A. Leary, Alternatives Research & Development Foundation Frank Gerberick, Ph.D., a scientist at the Procter & Gamble Company, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, received the William and Eleanor Cave Award at a private reception in Bethesda, Md. on November 12, 2014. The award was presented by the Alternatives Research & Development Foundation (ARDF) of […]
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EPA FIFRA SAP to Discuss Prioritization of EDSP Chemicals

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Scientific Advisory Panel will meet on December 2–5 at the EPA Conference Center in Arlington, Virginia. The panel will consider and review scientific issues related to “Integrated Bioactivity and Exposure Ranking: A Computational Approach for the Prioritization […]
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NIH Seeks Information on Making Data Usable

Author: Catherine Sprankle, ILS/Contractor supporting NICEATM The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and other NIH institutes have issued a Request for Information (RFI): Making Data Usable—A Framework for Community-Based Data and Metadata Standards Efforts for NIH-relevant Research. The mission of the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative is to enable biomedical scientists to […]
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EFSA will fund projects on read-across methodologies for hazard characterisation

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox Call for proposals – GP/EFSA/AFSCO/2015/01: New approaches in identifying and characterizing microbiological and chemical hazards Deadline: 30 April 2015 Call for proposals and related documents available here: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/art36grants/article36/gpefsaafsco201501.htm?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20141112&utm_content=call Objectives: “In particular, the action financed by the EFSA grant to be awarded following the present call for proposals shall contribute to the […]
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New issue of ALTEX marks the journal’s 30th anniversary

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS As noted in the November 11 “CAATWalk” newsletter, the current issue of ALTEX marks the journal’s 30th anniversary. Congratulations, ALTEX! The issue includes a tribute to Alan Goldberg on the occasion of his birthday and retirement, Thomas Hartung’s 100th ALTEX contribution, articles co-authored by AltTox Editorial Board members Catherine Willett and […]
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OECD announces Effectopedia webinars

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS From the OECD Secretariat: “The OECD Secretariat is pleased to announce an Effectopedia Webinar covering the progress of the project development. The webinar will provide: · General overview of the approach used in Effectopedia for implementing Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs)/Quantitative AOPs (qAOPs); · Download and demonstration of the basic features: searching, […]
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Opportunities for federal engagement

Author: Jessica Sandler, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Here are three opportunities for federal engagement related to toxicology you may be interested in exploring: 1—USP recruiting expert committee members: The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is recruiting candidates to serve on their expert committees and panels for the 2015—2020 cycle. Among other duties, […]
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NIEHS Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Awards

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox Funding Opportunity Announcement: Outstanding New Environmental Scientist (ONES) Award (R01) (RFA-ES-15-003): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-15-003.html Open Date (Earliest Submission Date): January 27, 2015 Letter of Intent Due Date(s): January 27, 2015 Application Due Date(s): February 27, 2015, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards: NIEHS intends […]
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First 3Rs garaduate school and research platform “BB3R” opened in Berlin

Author: Horst Spielmann In July 20014 the Berlin-Brandenburg research platform BB3R with integrated graduate school (http://www.bb3r.de/en/index.html) was established as a joint venture of the Free University Berlin and the Potsdam University. The new 3Rs graduate school is the first of its kind and it will, therefore, not only strengthen the 3R expertise of young scientists […]
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