News & Events

Keep up to date with the latest news about IDEA, including the initiative's workshops, events and publications

2017
28 Jun

IDEA-JRC Joint Strategy Meeting on the Inclusion of animal testing alternatives into QRA for skin sensitisation

The IDEA Management Team met representatives of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) on 28 June in Ispra, Italy.

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2017
06 Mar

IDEA Annual Review 2016

Every year, since this is a long-term project, an Annual Review takes place to monitor and validate progress and update the program and priorities when needed and to ensure that all scientific stakeholders can express their views and get further clarification on the project.

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2017
03 Mar

ERGECD 2017: Second call for registration

IDEA is pleased to sponsor and participate to the 2017 edition of the European Research Group for experimental contact dermatitis (ERGECD), which will be held on May 17 – 19 near Zurich/Winterthur, Switzerland.

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2017
15 Feb

Second meeting of the IDEA Working Group on the feasibility of a study to assess the effectiveness of QRA

Over 2015, IDEA worked on the development of a revised QRA methodology (QRA2), focusing on total exposure of consumers to individual fragrances. For this purpose, a joint academia/industry IDEA working group has reviewed the uncertainties where a safety assessment factor (SAF) is warranted and the scientific basis for the assignment of each SAF value. Moreover, an aggregate exposure model based on actual consumer use of products which involves the utilization of these SAF values has been developed.

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2016
13 Dec

Fourth IDEA Workshop on Pre and Pro haptens

The 4th IDEA Workshop on Pre- and Pro- haptens took place in Brussels.

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2016
12 Dec

IDEA Hydroperoxides TF meeting

The IDEA Hydroperoxides TF will meet on December 12th, 2016 in Brussels. The objective of this meeting is to share the latest analytical results of the latest ring test within the members of the task force.

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2016
11 May

IDEA Hydroperoxides TF meeting

The IDEA Hydroperoxides Task Force met on May 11, 2016 in Brussels (Belgium) to discuss the recent analytical developments and decide on the next step

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2016
26 Apr

Meeting of the IDEA Working Group on the inclusion of animal testing alternatives into QRA for skin sensitisation

Being largely based on animal data, it was agreed at the IDEA Annual Review 2015 that QRA now needs to transition to alternative methodologies.

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2016
06 Apr

Meeting of the IDEA Working Group on the feasibility of a study to assess the effectiveness of QRA

Over 2015, IDEA worked on the development of a revised QRA methodology (QRA2), focusing on total exposure of consumers to individual fragrances. For this purpose, a joint academia/industry IDEA working group has reviewed the uncertainties where a safety assessment factor (SAF) is warranted and the scientific basis for the assignment of each SAF value. Moreover, an aggregate exposure model based on actual consumer use of products which involves the utilization of these SAF values has been developed.

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2015
16 Dec

IDEA Annual Review 2015

The third Annual Review of the IDEA Project was organized in Luxembourg by DG SANTE on December 16th, 2015.

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2015
03 Dec

IDEA Hydroperoxides TF meeting

As a follow up of the Hydroperoxides TF report that was presented to the broader group during the IDEA Workshop on pre- and prohaptens in October 20 and 21, 2015, the IDEA Hydroperoxides Task Force presented at its meeting on December 3rd, 2015 the latest analytical results and discussed the next steps for the development of the analytical method.

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2015
20 Oct

Third IDEA Workshop on pre and pro haptens

The third Workshop on pre- and prohaptens (Leuven, October 20 and 21, 2015; Programme) was built on what was discussed and agreed at the June 2015 Expert Workshop on improved mechanistic understanding of pre- and prohapten formation as well as on analytical developments. The intention of this third Workshop was to bridge what has been worked out in the June Expert Workshop and progressed over the summer, with clinical findings.

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