The Toolbox is a software application intended to be used by governments, chemical industry and other stakeholders in filling 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. Crucial to this workflow is grouping chemicals into chemical categories.
The seminal features of the Toolbox are:
- Identification of relevant structural characteristics and potential mechanism or mode of action of a target chemical.
- Identification of other chemicals that have the same structural characteristics and/or mechanism or mode of action.
- Use of existing experimental data to fill the data gap(s).
Examples with the OECD QSAR Toolbox