EBTC Newsletter #13, July 2016                                            View this email in your browser

EBTC Newsletter • July 2016 • Newsletter #13

This Month at the EBTC:   

Welcome to the EBTC Newsletter!

In this issue we would like to draw your attention to recent publications of systematic reviews in toxicology and, in particular, to the special issue of Environment International on Systematic Review Methods. This is a significant step by this major journal towards acceptance of evidence-based approaches in environmental sciences.

Special Issue on Systematic Review Methods for Chemical Risk Assessment:
The journal Environment International has just published a special issue dedicated to exploring how SR methods can be applied in chemical risk assessment (see here). A number of people involved with the EBTC Scientific Advisory Council and staff contributed to the special issue:
EBTC Community News:
  • EBTC Scientific Advisory Council member Paul Whaley has been appointed as the first Associate Editor for Systematic Reviews at Environment International, as the journal places a new strategic focus on systematic reviews and methods papers, with the objective of becoming a leading publisher in the field (EI announcement is here). The immediate priority is implementing standards for submission and peer-review of SR manuscripts, to ensure only high-quality SRs get published. Please join the EBTC staff in congratulating Paul on his new role! Please address any questions and queries (and of course send manuscripts!) to Paul at

EBT Literature:

In addition to the papers mentioned above, the following recently published article relevant to evidence-based toxicology may be of interest to our readers: Worldwide withdrawal of medicinal products because of adverse drug reactions: a systematic review and analysis Igho J. Onakpoya, Carl J. Heneghan & Jeffrey K. Aronson. Crit Rev Toxicol. 2016 Jul;46(6):477-89 
About EBTC
The Evidence-based Toxicology Collaboration (EBTC) is an alliance of scientists in academia, industry, government, and non-governmental organizations who are interested in applying evidence-based methods (e.g., systematic reviews) to toxicology. Supported by a staff based at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the EBTC firmly believes in collaboration among those applying evidence-based methods to safety issues within the environmental, pharmaceutical, agro-chemical and food sciences. We welcome your input and thoughts on the EBTC Newsletter, whether or not you are currently working under the umbrella of the EBTC. Please let us know of any relevant publications, events, and developments that you are involved in, and how we can make this newsletter more relevant and interesting to your research and to the EBT community. Contact us or visit our website.
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EBTC Board of Trustees:
Dr. John “Jack” R. Fowle III - President of the Board
Dr. Rob de Vries - Vice President of the Board and Chair ad interim of the Scientific Advisory Council
Dr. James J. Freeman
Dr. Nancy Beck
Dr. Thomas Hartung
Dr. Sebastian Hoffmann
Dr. Ian Kimber
Dr. Andrew Rooney
Dr. Thomas Singer
Dr. Martin L. Stephens
Dr. Katya Tsaioun
Dr. Didier Verloo

You may see biographies of the Board members here.
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