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An evaluation of the UK skills base for toxicologists and ecotoxicologists, with focus on current and future requirements, particularly with regard to the skills required for hazard assessment of chemical substances including nanomaterials. - CB0419

The aim of this project is to identify the current status of the scientific community, areas of expertise, and identify the gaps in skills, knowledge or recruitment. The project will use a questionnaire approach to obtain this information for all sectors of the business community. The analysis will identify the gaps in provision, and areas where investment is needed in future training and/or recruitment.
1. To establish the present capacity and capability across all the sectors within the UK for -

a) Undertaking research in the areas of toxicology and ecotoxicology and environmental hazard and risk assessment work on chemical subtances including emerging containments (e.g. enginerred nanomaterials); and
b) Applying these skills in the policy and regulatory context.

2) The range of chemicals involved should include pharmaceutical and medical products, crop protection agents, biocides, veterinary medicines, consumer and personal care products, industrial chemicals and nanomaterials.
Project Documents
• Final Report : An evaluation of the UK skills base for toxicologists and ecotoxicologists, with a focus on current and future requirements   (683k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2008

To: 2009

Cost: £47,906
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Plymouth
Biotech-non GM              
Fields of Study
Chemicals and Nanotechnology