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The NORMAN Association and the European Partnership for Chemicals Risk Assessment (PARC): let's cooperate!

Valeria Dulio 1 Jan Koschorreck 2 Bert van Bavel 3 Paul van den Brink 4 Juliane Hollender 5 John Munthe 6 Martin Schlabach 7 Reza Aalizadeh 8 Marlene Agerstrand 9 Lutz Ahrens 10 Ian Allan 3 Nikiforos Alygizakis 11, 8 Damia’ Barcelo’ 12 Pernilla Bohlin-Nizzetto 7 Susanne Boutroup 13 Werner Brack 14, 15 Adèle Bressy 16 Jan H Christensen 17 Lubos Cirka 18 Adrian Covaci 19 Anja Derksen 20, 20 Genevieve Deviller 21 Milou M L Dingemans 22, 23 Magnus Engwall 24, 25 Despo Fatta-Kassinos 26 Pablo Gago-Ferrero 27 Félix Hernández 28 Dorte Herzke 7 Klara Hilscherova 29 Henner Hollert 30 Marion Junghans 31 Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern 32 Steffen Keiter 33 Stefan a E Kools 22 Anneli Kruve 9 Dimitra Lambropoulou 34 Marja Lamoree 35 Pim Leonards 35 Benjamin Lopez 36 Miren Lopez de Alda 22 Lian Lundy 37, 38 Jarmila Makovinská 39 Ionan Marigómez 40 Jonathan Martin 9 Brendan Mchugh 41 Cecile Miege 42 Simon O’toole 43 Noora Perkola 44 Stefano Polesello 45 Leo Posthuma 46, 47 Sara Rodriguez-Mozaz 48 Ivo Roessink 4 Pawel Rostkowski 7 Heinz Ruedel 49 Saer Samanipour 50 Tobias Schulze 51 Emma L Schymanski 52 Manfred Sengl 53 Peter Tarábek 39 Dorien ten Hulscher 54 Nikolaos Thomaidis 55 Anne Togola 36 Sara Valsecchi 56 Stefan van Leeuwen 4 Peter von Der Ohe 2 Katrin Vorkamp 13 Branislav Vrana 29 Jaroslav Slobodnik 57 
Abstract : The Partnership for Chemicals Risk Assessment (PARC) is currently under development as a joint research and innovation programme to strengthen the scientific basis for chemical risk assessment in the EU. The plan is to bring chemical risk assessors and managers together with scientists to accelerate method development and the production of necessary data and knowledge, and to facilitate the transition to next-generation evidence-based risk assessment, a non-toxic environment and the European Green Deal. The NORMAN Network is an independent, well-established and competent network of more than 80 organisations in the field of emerging substances and has enormous potential to contribute to the implementation of the PARC partnership. NORMAN stands ready to provide expert advice to PARC, drawing on its long experience in the development, harmonisation and testing of advanced tools in relation to chemicals of emerging concern and in support of a European Early Warning System to unravel the risks of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) and close the gap between research and innovation and regulatory processes. In this commentary we highlight the tools developed by NORMAN that we consider most relevant to supporting the PARC initiative: (i) joint data space and cutting-edge research tools for risk assessment of contaminants of emerging concern; (ii) collaborative European framework to improve data quality and comparability; (iii) advanced data analysis tools for a European early warning system and (iv) support to national and European chemical risk assessment thanks to harnessing, combining and sharing evidence and expertise on CECs. By combining the extensive knowledge and experience of the NORMAN network with the financial and policy-related strengths of the PARC initiative, a large step towards the goal of a non-toxic environment can be taken.
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Valeria Dulio, Jan Koschorreck, Bert van Bavel, Paul van den Brink, Juliane Hollender, et al.. The NORMAN Association and the European Partnership for Chemicals Risk Assessment (PARC): let's cooperate!. Environmental Sciences Europe, 2020, 32 (1), ⟨10.1186/s12302-020-00375-w⟩. ⟨hal-02903855⟩



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