The category approach used in the Toolbox:
- Focuses on intrinsic properties of chemicals (mechanism or mode of action,
- Allows for entire categories of chemicals to be assessed when only a few
members are tested, saving costs and the need for testing on animals.
- Enables robust hazard assessment through mechanistic comparisons
The QSAR Toolbox is a software intended to be used by
governments, the chemical industry and other stakeholders to fill 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. Grouping chemicals into chemical categories is crucial to
More about (Q)SARs
OECD QSAR project | ECHA Information Toolkit
New training materials are now available on the Support -page for:
- AOP workflow for skin sensitization;
- Use of Toolbox query tool;
- Use of ECHA Chem data for predicting skin sensitisation;
- Aquatic toxicity to fisch.
QSAR Toolbox 3.2 now available for free download
Give your feedback for the development of the QSAR Toolbox.
New training material now available.
New guidance document on aquatic toxicity and updated guidance on genetic toxicity and genotoxic carcinogenicity now available
QSAR Toolbox 3.1 now available for free download.
QSAR Toolbox 3.0 now available for free download.
Service release 2.3 now available for free download.
Proceedings and presentations from the "Workshop on the use of the QSAR Toolbox: Feedback from Industry Users and Development Needs" held on 24 November 2011 in Helsinki can be downloaded here