12 May 2022
SCAHT participates in the launch of the European research and innovation PARC programme to improve chemical risk assessment
The European Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals (PARC) which is being launched today in Paris, is seeking to develop next-generation chemical risk assessment, incorporating both human health and the environment in a "One Health“ approach. Bringing together nearly 200 scientific partners from 28 countries as well as EU agencies, PARC is coordinated by ANSES, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, with funding on an equal basis from Horizon Europe, the 9th EU research and innovation framework programme, and the partnership's participants. Since Switzerland has third country status under Horizon Europe, the participation of Swiss partners will be funded at national level. SCAHT director Martin Wilks and regulatory toxicology expert Nicolas Roth are co-leads of WP 6.4 and leads of Task 6.4.2 which aims to facilitate the regulatory acceptance and practical use of New Approach Methodologies (NAMs) for replacing animal testing to support chemical risk assessment and decision-making. Further information on PARC and the launch can be found here.