On 31 May, the ‘New approach methodologies workshop: Towards an animal free regulatory system for industrial chemicals’ took place at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Helsinki. During this workshop, the EPAA launched its designathon for human systemic toxicity.

Submissions on the use of NAM-based solutions - to inform the development of a potential future classification system for human systemic toxicity - can be sent to the EPAA. Please see further details about the designathon. The challenge is to propose prototype NAM-based solutions for discussion at a workshop in early 2024.

The EPAA would like to encourage as many different teams as possible to participate and bring their creative scientific ideas to this important topic.

An information webinar was organised on July 13, 2023. The recording is available

Register your interest for this pilot phase by emailing JRC-EPAA-DESIGNATHON@ec.europa.eu by August 1, 2023.

After registering, participants will receive a REFERENCE LIST OF CHEMICALS and reporting template.

In case applicants have any follow-up questions, email them to zvonimir.zvonar@epaaind.eu

Submit your NAMs-based solution prior to December 31, 2023 by email to JRC-EPAA-DESIGNATHON@ec.europa.eu