Title: ESAC Opinion on the use of Performance Standards to evaluate test methods similar to a Validated Reference Method
Authors: CARMICHAEL NeilBORLAK JürgenCLEWELL III HarveyCOSTA LucioKEJLOVÁ KristinaKIRKLAND DavidKOPP-SCHNEIDER AnnetteKRÄTKE RenateLEHR Claus-MichaelNAVAS Jose MPIERSMA AldertRICHMOND JonROGGEN ErwinSESARDIC Thea
Editors: VIEGAS BARROSO JOAO FILIPE
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2016
JRC N°: JRC103708
ISBN: 978-92-79-63211-2
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 28183 EN
OP LA-NA-28183-EN-N
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC103708
DOI: 10.2787/581048
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: ESAC, the EURL ECVAM Scientific Advisory Committee, advises EURL ECVAM on scientific issues. Its main role is to conduct independent peer review of validation studies of alternative test methods and to assess their scientific validity for a given purpose. The committee reviews the appropriateness of study design and management, the quality of results obtained and the plausibility of the conclusions drawn. ESAC peer reviews are formally initiated with a EURL ECVAM Request for ESAC Advice, which provides the necessary background for the peer-review and establishes its objectives, timelines and the questions to be addressed. The peer review is normally prepared by specialised ESAC Working Groups. These are typically composed of ESAC members and other external experts relevant to the test method under review. These experts may be nominated by ESAC, EURL ECVAM and partner organisations within the International Cooperation on Alternative Test Methods (ICATM). ESAC ultimately decides on the composition of these Working Groups. ESAC's advice to EURL ECVAM is formally provided as 'ESAC Opinions' and 'Working Group Reports' at the end of the peer review. ESAC may also issue Opinions on other scientific issues of relevance to the work and mission of EURL ECVAM but not directly related to a specific alternative test method. The ESAC Opinion expressed in this report relates to the use of Performance Standards to evaluate test methods similar to a Validated Reference Method.
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