OECD launches its knowledge base on Adverse Outcome Pathways

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OECD launches its knowledge base on Adverse Outcome Pathways

Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS
 
From the press release: “… the U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the European Commission Joint Research Centre has today launched the Adverse Outcome Pathway Knowledge Base (AOP KB). This is a web-based platform which aims to bring together all knowledge on how chemicals can induce adverse effects, therefore providing a focal point for AOP development and dissemination. The first AOP KB module is the AOP Wiki: an interactive and virtual encyclopaedia for AOP development, structured in accordance with the original OECD ‘Guidance document and a template for developing and assessing adverse outcome pathways’ (Series No. 184, Series on Testing and Assessment) and the more recent Handbook for AOP developers. The Wiki is an innovative knowledge-sharing tool.

All stakeholders from academia, governmental agencies and the chemical industry are invited to use the wiki either as a source of information, or as active contributors posting comments and content. This expert contribution from third-parties is strongly encouraged since it is through such “crowd sourcing” that the AOP KB will ultimately evolve.”

Full press release with more information and links here:
http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/launch-adverse-outcome-pathways-knowledge-base.htm