Data entry of pesticide ecotoxicology Tier 1 study endpoints in a XML schema - database
In 2009, EFSA’s PPR unit has received two mandates for revising the current Guidance Documents on Aquatic Ecotoxicology and Terrestrial Ecotoxicology regarding the placing of plant protection products (PPPs) on the market. In this context, the validation of Toxicity Exposure Ratios (TERs) used in these Guidance Documents is needed. As a requisite for this, it was decided to create a database on ecotoxicological properties assessed at Tier 1 level for all available active substances and PPPs dossiers submitted under Directive 91/414/EEC, that contain also higher tier ecotoxicology studies. The data entry has been outsourced in 2009 according to EFSA procurement procedures and fully carried out at EFSA premises by ChemService s.r.l.