Collaboration Partnership between EOSC DIH & EU-ToxRisk and Edelweiss Connection
EU-ToxRisk is an Integrated European ‘Flagship’ Programme Driving Mechanism-based Toxicity Testing and Risk Assessment for the 21st century. The vision of EU-ToxRisk is to drive the required paradigm shift in toxicological testing away from ‘black box’ animal testing towards a toxicological assessment based on human cell responses and a comprehensive mechanistic understanding of cause-consequence relationships of chemical adverse effects.
Edelweiss Connect (EwC, previously known as Douglas Connect and renamed from February 2019) is a Swiss SME located in Basel, specialised in developing and implementing integrated scientific and technology solutions for industrial use and regulatory acceptance in areas of significant societal and market impact. EwC has extensive experience in scientific research and innovation integrating data, in silico and in vitro methods and related infrastructure into solutions, and has been involved in organising scientific, technical and knowledge management solution development projects since 2008 Edelweiss Connect provides the expertise and experience to initiate, coordinate and manage large collaborative research projects, with partners from industry, government and academia. Its goal is to incubate high impact products, services and startup companies at the forefront of innovation, with sustainability and responsibility.
EOSC-DIH and EU-ToxRisk have started a collaboration that foresees the following objectives:
Explore and facilitate the inclusion of EU-ToxRisk services in the EOSC Marketplace.
Identify, develop and run a pilot through the EOSC DIH.
EOSC DIH and EU-ToxRisk will work together on identifying the EU-ToxRisk services that could extend the EOSC DIH portfolio. This will allow EUToxRISK to further improve their exploitation capabilities, while also enriching EOSC DIH offers.
Conduct joint promotion of the partnership through existing dissemination channels, offer opportunities to participate in key events, as well as publish results in print/online material and potentially in the EOSC Portal. They will also investigate further collaboration ideas and common possible initiatives and projects.