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OpenTox Collaboration Pool

Posted by Barry Hardy at Feb 13, 2010 10:07 AM |

We are establishing an OpenTox Collaboration Pool of individuals and organisations who have an interest in collaborating together in the area of predictive toxicology.

OpenTox Collaboration Pool members could participate in a collaborative life science, systems biology or predictive toxicology project, develop a funding proposal or response to a call opportunity together, or develop an innovation or best practice. Partners can bring diverse expertise combining in vitro assays, in silico, systems biology, kinetics, human epidemiology, adverse effects data etc.  Collaborations will take a virtual organisation (VO) approach, i.e., partners can bring contributing knowledge, computational or experimental capabilities to a partnership for the duration of a project or other endeavour.

To join the OpenTox Collaboration Pool please complete the short form located at

We will run an initial such virtual organisation project for the first time this year starting later this Spring with the goal:
To collaborate on a Predictive Toxicology project to apply a combination of in silico and in vitro approaches to predict in vivo toxicity including exposure.

The VO will be supported by a variety of leading modelling and design software, informatics infrastructure, and collaborative content management and electronic lab notebook systems.

The VOs will also be supported by knowledge-oriented collaboration services developed under the FP7 Synergy research project, including a reactive complex event driven engine, collaboration moderator, collaboration pattern services and partner knowledge base.

The Predictive Toxicology VO will be supported by distributed REST-driven web services for data management, model building, validation and reporting, developed under the OpenTox Framework.

best regards

Barry Hardy PhD
Director, Community of Practice & Research Activities
and OpenTox Project Coordinator (
Douglas Connect

Tel: +41 61 851 0170
Email: barry.hardy -(at)-

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