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Request for scientific community input on future high performance computing (HPC) needs for new agency roadmap; due by October 16

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Any ideas on future HPC needs in the 3Rs such as virtual models, in silico tools, -omics data, ITS, validation study data storage/analysis, education/training, etc.? Please consider participating in this request for a 2-page e-mail submission of your ideas. Request for Information on Science Drivers Requiring Capable Exascale High Performance Computing: […]
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Announcement: Financial support for research into alternatives to animal experiments

Contributor: Dr. Sonja von Aulock, Editor in Chief, ALTEX Announcement Financial support for research into alternatives to animal experiments The Danish organisation Forsøgsdyrenes Værn and the Danish foundation Alternativfondet announce financial support for research into the development of alternatives to animal experiments. To qualify for support it is not enough that your research is carried […]
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September Issue of the ECHA Newsletter

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox The latest issue of the ECHA Newsletter  includes an article on the substitution of harmful chemicals with safer alternatives. “Looking at a different approach to substitution, ECHA Newsletter spoke with Dr Joel A. Tickner, Director and Associate Professor of Community Health and Sustainability from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, who has […]
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Award for Adverse Outcome Pathway Development

Contributor: Katherine Groff, PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) collaboratively created the AOP Wiki to provide the international scientific community an interactive encyclopedia for AOP development. Working with AOP Wiki organisers, the PETA International […]
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FRAME Training School dates announced

Contributor: Anne Jeffery, FRAME Details of the next FRAME Training School in experimental design and statistical analysis have been released.  It will be held in Voss, Norway from 1-3 February, 2016. When scientists carry out experiments it is vitally important they are well designed,otherwise they may waste resources or give the wrong answers. This is especially […]
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NIH call for proposals: Collaborative Projects to Accelerate Research in Organ Fibrosis

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Collaborative Projects to Accelerate Research in Organ Fibrosis (R01) (RFA-HL-16-003): http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-16-003.html Due Dates: October 22, 2015 and October 21, 2016 Purpose: While fibrogenesis is an essential process in normal wound healing, aberrant and relentless fibrogenesis in vital organs such as heart, lung, kidney, and bone marrow can lead to debilitating symptoms […]
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Request for information and nominations of experts for peer review on systematic review of immunotoxicity associated with PFOA or PFOS exposure

Contributor: Sherry Ward, AltTox Source: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/08/14/2015-20122/systematic-review-of-immunotoxicity-associated-with-exposure-to-pfoa-or-pfos-request-for-information Background: PFOA and PFOS are persistent chemicals that are widely distributed in the environment in part because of high stability and little to no expected degradation in the environment. In terms of toxicity and exposure, PFOA and PFOS are the best studied perfluoroalkyl acids, a group of compounds used […]
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