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The Relevance Committee holds a key position in PEPPER’s governance. Its members are in charge of selecting the test methods which will enter the pre-validation process; they must thereby aim at building a consensus around many questions.

 Is a method meeting an existing need ?

We are talking about the need to characterise a mechanism or adverse effect of endocrine disruption which is not covered yet and which is critical to characterise a substance as ED.

Is a method mature enough to enter the pre-validation process ?

The Committee will leave aside for now methods which are not advanced enough and still require extensive technological research, as well as methods which, on the other end, are already undergoing a validation process.

Which priorities ?

Some methods may address various aspects in relation to human health (obesity, cancer, development, reproduction), others may address issues for animal species in the environment. The Committee will be debating on which should be given priority.

A diversity of stakeholders involved

Scientific data on which PEPPER’s work rely must be solid and the Relevance Committee must include scientists. But it is more importantly critical that all stakeholders are represented in order to include a variety of points of views: national and international authorities in need of reliable assessment tools for EDs, substances manufacturers and users,  NGOs involved in human health and environmental issues, consumer organisations and trade unions. The use of animals in experimental procedures is an ethical topic that should not be overlooked and there is an organisation (Francopa) on this topic.

TYPE OF STRUCTUREREPRESENTANTSTRUCTURE
Alternative
Methods
MARANO FrancelyneFrancopa
AgenciePERCEVAL Olivier
CARDOSO Olivier
OFB
AgencieMICHEL Cécile
(présidente du CO)
ANSES
AgencieFABRE IsabelleANSM
AgencieBROEKAERT FabriceECHA
AgencieMUNN SharonJRC/ECVAM
AgencieGOURMELON AnneOCDE
NGO ConsumerLAMBLIN LéaCLCV
NGO envtVEILLERETTE FrançoisGénérations Futures
NGO ConsumerBONNEFF EricUFC-Que choisir
NGO envtPLATEL SylvieFNE
NGO envtHUSSET Marie-JeanneWomen Engage for a Common Future
Expert & ResearchLESAFFRE BenoitExpert
Expert & ResearchRAT PatriceExpert
Expert & ResearchRÜEGG JoëlleExpert
Expert & ResearchVAN DUURSEN MajorieExpert
IndustryBENACQUISTA SoniaAFISE
IndustryLEMKINE GregoryAFSSI
IndustryBLANCHEMANCHE SandrineANIA
IndustryFROMENT ValérieArkema
IndustryTEILLAC OlivierBASF
IndustryAUDEBERT FrançoiseFEBEA
IndustryCHEVILLARD Sylvie
MAXIMILIEN Rémi
Fondation Maison de la Chimie
IndustryDALLOT Constantin
LEVY Patrick
France Chimie
R&D InstitutionLANDO DanielleAdebiotech
R&D InstitutionBLANC EtienneAvesian
R&D InstitutionANDRES SandrineIneris
R&D InstitutionFINI Jean -BaptisteMNHN
EU countries institutionOELGESCHLAEGER MichaelBfR
EU countries institution FANT KristinaRISE
EU countries institutionKEHRER AnjaUBA
EU countries institutionVAN DURSEN Majorie VRIJE Universiteit
MinisterieSCHWARTZ BertrandDGRI
MinisterieDE SAINT-JORES JérémyDGT
MinisterieBLATON ElisabethDGPR
MinisterieBALON CécileDGAI
Trade UnionsCOUTEUX Philippe
PINCHAUT Catherine
CFDT

The following were contacted :

  • FNIC-CGT 
  • CEN Eau.
Last update : 23 July, 2021 at 17 h 59 min