SciPinion is developing a program to peer review exposure models used to support chemical risk assessments. Our objective for this project is to determine best approaches or practices for developing a robust peer review process for new, and where necessary, existing exposure models used in various risk assessment decision contexts. We seek to develop a peer review process that can guide improving new exposure models so that the predictions from these new models meet acceptable confidence levels for regulatory decision-making.
SciPinion is seeking expert panelists to review a strawman ‘best practices’ for peer reviewing exposure models and answers a series of charge questions. Details for this opportunity are provided below.
- Compensation: $2500 USD per reviewer
- Expertise Needs
- Modeling chemical (from environmental, occupational and/or consumer products) and pesticide exposures (general population and/or workplace)
- Number of reviewers: 10
- Recruitment Period: Present - 4/20/21
- Review Format: Two rounds
- Work Description: Each reviewer will:
- Critically review a strawman ‘best practices’ (~100 pages with appendix)
- Answer ~30 charge questions with potential for follow-up questions
- Potential Follow-up Work: Experts may be invited to be co-authors of a manuscript detailing findings of SciPi (voluntary)
- Level of Effort: ~12-14 hours (completed at your discretion during the review period)
- Review Period: ~4/26/21 – 5/24/21
- Blinding: Experts will remain anonymous during the review, identities disclosed in the report/manuscript upon completion
- Travel: None (all interaction conducted online)