Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name OECD QSAR Toolbox
Owner/Developer Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Abbreviated owner OECD
Country France
Languages English, French
URL http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/risk-assessment/theoecdqsartoolbox.htm
Contact http://www.oecd.org/contact/
Description To increase the regulatory acceptance of (Q)SAR methods, the OECD is developing a QSAR Toolbox to make (Q)SAR technology readily accessible, transparent, and less demanding in terms of infrastructure costs. The Toolbox is a software application intended to the use of governments, chemical industry and other stakeholders in filling gaps in (eco)toxicity data needed for assessing the hazards of chemicals. The Toolbox incorporates information and tools from various sources into a logical workflow. Crucial to this workflow is grouping chemicals into chemical categories.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Information System
Sub categories Online tool / Search engine
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Regulators, Industry
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Replacement, Reduction
Purpose Documentation and information, Method development
Technology/Tools Non-testing methods (in silico)