Since EURION started in January 2019, 13 Working Groups (WGs) have been developed within the Cluster, each with a special thematic focus in accordance with the cluster mandate to optimise synergy and avoid overlaps between the projects. The WGs have leaders from all the eight sister projects in EURION as well as from the Joint Research Centre (JRC).
The WGs have initiated work on e.g. common activities such as the selection of chemicals being tested, training, data sharing and annual meetings. As regards the latter, the two sister projects GOLIATH and OBERON held the chairmanship of the cluster for the first 15 months and subsequently, these two projects coordinated the EURION Annual Cluster Meeting on 5 February 2020 in Paris, France. Since 1 April 2020, the sister projects ENDpoiNTS and ERGO have held the chairmanship and will continue to do so until June 2021.
The EURION Cluster WGs are:
Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) WG
Contact: Dries Knapen firstname.lastname@example.org (ERGO)
The Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) WG is chaired by ERGO and has around 40 members representing the eight EURION projects. The overall mission of this WG is to support and facilitate AOP-related activities and to bring together AOP-structured information and data across EURION. AOP training webinars have been taking place in 2020 to meet the needs of the Cluster. These webinars include development, best practices, assessments, AOP-wiki, OECD AOP work plan etc.
In 2021, the first AOP development workshop will be organised and aligned with the EURION Annual Cluster Meeting, facilitating collaborative AOP development and entering of project data into the AOP-WIKI.
Animal studies: Aquatic Organisms WG
Animal studies: Rodents WG
Contact: Majorie van Duursen email@example.com (FREIA)
Contact: Pim Leonards firstname.lastname@example.org (ENDpoiNTS)
Data Management WG
Contact: Jenni Küblbeck email@example.com (EDCMET)
Dissemination and Communication WG
Contact: Avril Hanbidge firstname.lastname@example.org (ERGO)
The Dissemination and Communication WG is chaired by ERGO partner AquaTT and consists of communication experts from each of the eight EURION projects, ensuring a focused and dynamic approach. The objective of this WG is to harmonise communication and dissemination activities amongst all sister projects, to maximise their combined impact.
Contact: Carl-Gustaf Bornehag email@example.com (ENDpoiNTs)
Evidence-Based Tools WG
This WG’s objectives are to:
- Identify available tools for text mining and systematic review that could be useful for the EURION scientific community
- Share partner’s expertise within the various tools
- Collaborate across the different EURION projects
In silico WG
Contact: Nick Plant firstname.lastname@example.org (EDCMET)
Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA) WG
Contact: Miriam Jacobs email@example.com (GOLIATH)
In vitro Model Studies WG
Contact: Lorenzo Moroni firstname.lastname@example.org (SCREENED)
Regulatory Affairs and Policy (RAP) WG
Contact: Andreas Kortenkamp Andreas.Kortenkamp@brunel.ac.uk (ATHENA)
Contact: Sharon Munn email@example.com (Joint Research Centre (JRC))