A computational tool that can help group chemicals into categories to fill information gaps without new testing.
The OECD maintains the QSAR Toolbox, which is a computational tool that can help international regulators, the chemical industry, and other stakeholders group chemicals into categories to fill information gaps without new testing. ICAPO has contributed financial and policy support to the development of the toolbox.
The QSAR Toolbox is freely available software that can be used to fill information gaps needed to assess hazards of chemicals. The Toolbox incorporates information and tools from various sources into a logical workflow. Grouping chemicals into chemical categories is crucial to this workflow.
In November 2018, the QSAR Toolbox 4.2.1 was released and is available for free download. This was a service release to fix the bugs and improve the WebService interface. For more information about OECD QSAR-toolbox-related activities and instructions on how to download the software, visit the OECD OSAR Toolbox website.