OECD activities

OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development)

An important aspect of OECD’s chemicals safety program is to coordinate the development, standardisation, validation and publication of chemicals testing guidelines. In this process, expert groups can be established and members of these expert groups are nominated by the national coordinators of each member country. Staff members of ECT have been nominated as experts in the test guideline sections ‘Effects on biotic systems’ (e.g. testing of endocrine disrupting chemicals with fish and invertebrates) and ‘‘Environmental fate and behaviour’ (e.g. degradation and accumulation).

ECT contributed significantly to the standardisation of the following methods and guidelines:

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