OECD Guidelines for the testing of chemicals and related documents

Knowledge Source Identification
Knowledge source name OECD Guidelines for the testing of chemicals and related documents
Owner/Developer The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Abbreviated owner OECD
Country France
Languages English, French
URL http://www.oecd.org/chemicalsafety/testing/oecdguidelinesforthetestingofchemicalsandrelateddocuments.htm
Contact email env.tgcontact@oecd.org
Description The OECD Guidelines for the testing of chemicals are a collection of the most relevant internationally agreed testing methods used by governments, industry and independent laboratories to assess the safety of chemical products. They are primarily used in regulatory safety testing and subsequent chemical notification and registration. The set of Test Guidelines is updated on a regular basis to keep pace with progress in science and countries’ regulatory needs. OECD-wide networks of national coordinators and national experts provide input from scientists in government, academia, and industry. OECD Test Guidelines should not be confused with data requirements, which are the prerogative of national authorities.
Knowledge Source Category
Category Publication
Sub categories Guidance document, Protocol
Knowledge Dissemination and Sharing
Dissemination channel Website
Targeted audience (specified/objective analysis) Scientists, Industry, Regulators
Users access Open access
Knowledge Characterization
3Rs relevance Reduction, Replacement, Refinement
Purpose Documentation and information, Regulatory testing, Toxicological and safety evaluation