EU funding: New approaches to improve predictive human safety testing

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EU funding: New approaches to improve predictive human safety testing

Author: Sherry Ward, AltTox

The application deadline of February 24, 2015 is approaching for Horizon 2020 program’s call for proposals, “New approaches to improve predictive human safety testing” (PHC-3-2015) (https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal4/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/9078-phc-33-2015.html#tab1).

“Scope: Proposals should capitalise on advances in all relevant fields of science to understand complex biological pathways of toxicological relevance and to identify early markers predictive of toxicological effects in humans with the objectives of developing and validating routine, non-animal approaches for toxicity testing of chemical substances (excluding radio-chemicals). The research may include the development of methodologies for confirmatory testing of mechanistic hypotheses to improve understanding of toxicity mechanisms.”

Further information on eligible countries and organizations, and application guidance are provided on the website.