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Subject: [DCHAS-L] OpenTox membership and activities
Date: Mon, 25 May 2015 00:16:54 +0000
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Date: Sat, 23 May 2015 17:47:32 +0200
From: Barry Hardy
Subject: [OpenTox Association] OpenTox membership and activities

Dear All:
I am providing here an information update on OpenTox membership, activities and plans going forward.

Information on the OpenTox Association founding and articles are located at:

As agreed at the founding meeting we are starting with having individual annual membership based on a rate of 100 Euros/110 USD, with a 50% academic reduction up to the postdoc level. Membership can be completed at

We are currently planning Working Group activities which will support discussions and development to produce outputs for the Autumn. Let me know which WG you would like to join. We may also add a couple of more activities depending on suggestions we obtain.

We are also planning the Autumn meeting activities to take place in Dublin, Philadelphia and Seoul. The annual General Assembly will take place 30 September at the Dublin meeting and will include a virtual meeting element for those not able to attend in person. (See more information below, and we will be providing more information on website and mailing list in times to come.)

On the website - we have as an ongoing project reorganising and updating all information resources into the new site going forward. This will be a work in progress for coming months, so bear with us if you cannot find everything well organised at this point.

Finally, do let me know your suggestions including interest in participating or contributing to advancing any of these activities.
best regards

on behalf of the OpenTox Assocaition and its Committee
Barry Hardy, President
Stefan Kramer
Jeff Wiseman
Sunil Chawla
Asish Mohapatra

OpenTox Working Groups
APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), led by Christoph Helma (in
silico toxicology)
Goal: Update the OpenTox APIs, based on experiences and proposals

AOPs (Adverse Outcome Pathways), led by Stephen Edwards (US EPA)
Goal: Map OpenTox data and modeling resources to the development and use
of AOPs

Data Standards, led by Thomas Exner (Douglas Connect)
Goal: Develop working proposals for ISATab, Processed Data Formats,
Ontology, Data Services Implementation and Registration

Deployment, led by Tim Dudgeon (Informatics Matters)
Goal: Develop Methods, Guidance, Support Information and Help/Tutorials
on Deploying OpenTox Resources and Services

Please let us know if you are interested in joining one of these groups.
(Further information and resources should be added to webpages in coming
days and weeks.)

OpenTox Meetings 2015
(All will have Working Group sessions in addition to conference sessions
and knowledge cafes)
Information to be updated at
OpenTox Euro, Dublin, Ireland. 30 September - 2 October
OpenTox USA, Philadelphia, USA. 13 - 15 October
OpenTox Asia, Seoul, South Korea, 7 - 9 December

Barry Hardy PhD
Managing Director
Douglas Connect GmbH
Baermeggweng 14
4314 Zeiningen

Tel: +41 79 755 2340
Skype: barryhardy

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