Horizon 2020 Health

SC1-BHC-27-2018: New testing and screening methods to identify endocrine disrupting chemicals

Deadline: April 18, 2018

There are a variety of natural and anthropogenic chemicals that can produce adverse effects via a disruption of the body's endocrine (hormone) system, referred to as endocrine disruptors (EDs). EDs are of increasing importance in chemical regulations in the European Union, and draft criteria to identify EDs have recently been presented for two pieces of EU legislation.

New and improved approaches are needed to increase the quality and efficiency of existing methods to meet demanding and evolving regulatory requirements worldwide. In consultation with relevant regulatory bodies, research should improve and harmonise screening and testing protocols/strategies and hazard/risk assessments with better and faster tools, methods or models, including high-throughput and in silico methods (e.g. QSAR) combined with research on adverse outcomes pathways.

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With support from Horizon 2020 Health you will be able to conduct international research projects in support of EU policies for health. Support will be given to projects aimed at: Health promotion and prevention; diagnosis improvement; innovative treatments and technologies; active and healthy aging; citizen-centered care; and improving health information etc.

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