CHANGE will host three annual workshops (2024, 2025, 2026), covering the process of generating data using NAMs, incorporating the data as evidence in risk assessments, and using the risk assessment as a basis for decision making.
The workshops will be in-person. A stepwise approach to knowledge formulation will be used:
- 2024: CHANGE will explore the structures and culture of regulatory science and identify barriers deemed important by risk managers, assessors and/or researchers
- 2025: CHANGE will reflect on the importance for uptake and implementation of NAMs data in risk assessment and risk management to gain consensus on what is actually important
- 2026: CHANGE will decide on what should be done to break down the barriers by prioritising practically achievable steps for action and developing recommendations.
Workshop 1 will be held in Oslo June 18-20, 2024.
Invitations will be sent by the end of February, and the maximum number of participants is 100. The goal of the first workshop is to explore the structure and culture of regulatory science to identify system-level barriers deemed important for acceptance, understanding, and utilization of NAM data from research through risk assessment to risk management.