March 10, 2022

Webinar to Focus on Chemical Hazard Assessment Tool Developed by European, Intergovernmental Organizations

An upcoming webinar hosted by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will introduce the “QSAR Toolbox,” a free software application intended to support reproducible and transparent chemical hazard assessment, and provide practical advice on its use. The QSAR Toolbox was co-developed by ECHA and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international organization focused on improving the prosperity, equality, opportunity, and well-being of people around the world. The QSAR Toolbox is intended for use by governments, the chemical industry, and other stakeholders to help fill gaps in toxicity data needed for the assessment of chemical hazards. QSAR Toolbox users can retrieve experimental data, simulate metabolism, and profile properties of chemicals. ECHA and OECD have managed this software together for more than 10 years.

Scheduled speakers include experts from ECHA and OECD as well as personnel from the U.S. EPA who will cover the agency’s activities related to the QSAR Toolbox. Presenters will also discuss how the toolbox connects to IUCLID, the International Uniform Chemical Information Database, which is a software application for data on intrinsic and hazard properties of chemical substances. IUCLID was also developed by ECHA in association with OECD.

The webinar will take place on April 28. Individuals interested in attending can register and send their questions for the Q&A portion of the event in advance.