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WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network Training Database

The purpose of the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network Training Database is to provide access to information regarding human health chemical risk assessment training courses.  Additional information about the database and its operation can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

This database allows you to search for in-person and online post- and undergraduate, continuing education, and society-sponsored not-for-profit training courses related to human health chemical risk assessment.  This database includes courses on general and advanced risk assessment methodologies, as well as supporting topic areas (e.g., toxicology, exposure science, statistics, etc.).  Details are provided on the course title, location, dates, and cost, plus full contact details and links to the associated organization. 

Criteria: Courses must meet the following criteria to be included in the database.  If you are not sure whether your course meets these criteria, please contact the database administrator.

  • The course must be administered by a not-for-profit organization
  • The course must be held either in-person or online; general training materials without instruction will not be included
  • The course must relate to human health chemical risk assessment; potential course topics that meet the criteria for this database are available here.  If your course does not fall into one or more of these topic areas but you think it should be included in the database, please contact training@cri.or.th

Frequently Asked Questions

About the project:

What is the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network?

What is the purpose of the Training Database?

 

Searching the database:

How do I search by a predefined field?

How do I search for a keyword?

 

Submitting to the database:

How do I submit a course?

What courses are eligible for submission to the database?

What topic areas are covered by the courses listed in the WHO Risk Assessment Network Training Database?

I need to update the information for a course that I submitted.

I have a correction or more information about a course that I did NOT submit.

 


How do I search by a predefined field?
The database allows you to filter your search by topic and course date(s).  You may search by each of these categories individually or in combination.

Step 1: Entering your search term:

To search by topic or course date(s), click on the drop down arrow and select the appropriate category.

Step 2: Once you have entered your categories or search term, click on the "Search" button.

Step 3: The results of your search will be displayed four per page. Use the "Next" and "Previous" buttons to navigate through the results. Click on the course title to display the full record page with specific details of the course.

How do I search for a keyword?
A free text search for a keyword or multiple keywords can be done using the search box. The search engine will search all fields of all courses for your keyword and return positive results.

How do I submit a course?
We require those who wish to submit course information to register with an email address for the purpose of authentication and future contact. Once you have registered and you are logged in, you may submit a course using the “Submit a Course” Button.

What courses are eligible for submission to the database?
Courses must meet the following criteria to be included in the database.  If you are not sure whether your course meets these criteria, please contact the database administrator.

1.    The course must be administered a by not-for-profit organization.

2.    The course must be held either in-person or online; general training materials without instruction will not be included.

3.    The course must relate to human health chemical risk assessment; potential course topics that meet the criteria for this database are provided below.  If your course does not fall into one or more of these topic areas but you think it should be included in the database, please contact the database administrator.

Topic areas:  See topic areas FAQ.

Quality: The database administrator will verify the accuracy of every entry before uploading to the database.

 What topic areas are covered by the courses listed in the WHO Risk Assessment Network Training Database?

The following topic areas represent general course categories included in the database:

Risk Assessment Methodology

- General/introductory risk assessment

- Cumulative risk assessment

--Non-chemical stressors

-Risk assessment for multiple contaminants/mixtures

Problem Formulation

Exposure Assessment

-Exposure science (general)

-Biomonitoring

-Environmental fate and transport

-Multi-media considerations

Hazard Identification

-Toxicology (general)

-Cellular and molecular toxicology

-Endocrine disruption

-Epidemiology

-Genetic toxicology

-Hepatotoxicity

-Immunotoxicology

-Inhalation/pulmonary toxicology

-Mutagenesis and carcinogenesis

-Nephrotoxicology

-Neurotoxicology

-Reproductive and developmental toxicology

Hazard Characterization

-Dose-response assessment

-Metabolism and kinetics

-Mechanism/mode of action

-Susceptible  / sensitive populations

Predictive Models/Computational Methods

-Benchmark doses

-Dose response

-In silico

-Pharmaco/toxico dynamics

-Pharmaco/toxico kinetics

-Probability based

-(Quantitative) structure activity relationships

Risk CharacterIzation

Risk Communication

Risk Management

-Decision sciences

--Cost-benefit analysis

--Life cycle analysis

--Multi-criteria analysis

--Sustainability

Bioinformatics

Compound-specific, including case studies (e.g. metals, pesticides, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, radiation, nano)

Data evaluation and statistics

Media-specific (e.g. water, sediment, air)

Regulation-specific (please specify)

Uncertainty analysis

Use of alternative testing data in risk assessment


 I need to update the information for a course that I submitted.
Please contact the database administrator at training@cri.or.th.

I have a correction or more information about a course that I did NOT submit.
If you are not the user who submitted the course, you cannot directly edit it in the database. Please contact the database administrator at training@cri.or.th with the information.

 

What is the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network?
The overall objective of the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network is to improve chemical risk assessment globally through fostering and facilitating interaction between institutions on chemical risk assessment issues and activities.  This Network is focused on issues related to the assessment of risks to human health associated with exposure to chemicals, through all pathways and routes of exposure.

The specific objectives of the Network are to, in the field of chemical risk assessment:

a)    Provide a forum for scientific and technical exchange;

b)    Facilitate and contribute to capacity building;

c)    Promote best practices and the harmonization of methodologies;

d)    Assist in the identification of research needs and promote the application of new science in risk assessment practice;

e)    Assist in the identification of emerging risks to human health from chemicals;

f)   Share information about work programmes to avoid duplication of effort;

g)    Upon request, assist WHO in the development of training and other materials in support of the above.

 

For more information about the Network, please visit http://www.who.int/ipcs/network/en/

 

What is the purpose of the Training Database?

The purpose of the WHO Chemical Risk Assessment Network Training Database is to provide access to information regarding human health chemical risk assessment training courses and resources worldwide. 

This database allows you to search for in-person and online post- and undergraduate, continuing education, and society-sponsored training courses related to human health chemical risk assessment.  This database includes courses on general and advanced risk assessment methodologies, as well as supporting topic areas (e.g., toxicology, exposure science, statistics, etc.).  Details are provided on the course title, location, dates, and cost, plus full contact details and links to the associated organization.