Title: A Framework for assessing in silico Toxicity Predictions: Case Studies with selected Pesticides
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC62586
ISBN: 978-92-79-19081-0
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24705 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC62586
DOI: 10.2788/29048
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: In the regulatory assessment of chemicals, the use of in silico prediction methods such as (quantitative) structure-activity relationship models ([Q]SARs), is increasingly required or encouraged, in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the risk assessment process, and to minimise the reliance on animal testing. The main question for the assessor concerns the usefulness of the prediction approach, which can be broken down into the practical applicability of the method and the adequacy of the predictions. A framework for assessing and documenting (Q)SAR models and their predictions has been established at the European and international levels. Exactly how the framework is applied in practice will depend on the provisions of the specific legislation and the context in which the non-testing data are being used. This report describes the current framework for documenting (Q)SAR models and their predictions, and discuses how it might be built upon to provide more detailed guidance on the use of (Q)SAR predictions in regulatory decision making. The proposed framework is illustrated by using selected pesticide active compounds as examples.
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