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Benchmark Dose Software (BMDS) Training

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From this page, you can view recordings made in June 2014 of a live BMDS training. These recorded webinars introduce the basics of the benchmark dose modeling method, provide more details on using the BMDS software's numerous modeling choices, and include several hands-on exercises.

The intended audience for this training are risk assessors.

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Requirements

  • You will want to have the latest version of BMDS installed on your workstation. EPA users will need to locate the BMDS and Wizard folders in their personal subfolder within the EPA “Users” folder (C:\Users\[LAN ID, e.g., “jgift”]\BMDS260). Non-EPA users can locate their folders in other directories, but the Wizard folder MUST be in the same directory as the BMDS executable.

    Note: The training uses BMDS version 2.5. You may notice few differences between 2.5 and the current BMDS version in the context of the training instruction.
  • To use the BMDS Wizard templates, Microsoft Excel must be installed on your workstation.

  • For the Time Models webinar, you must install the 32-bit edition of version 3.1 or later of the R statistical software (go to http://www.r-project.org/ Exit Disclaimer for more information).

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Benchmark Dose Training Modules & Supporting Files

The training webinar recordings and supporting files are hosted on the Contaminated Site Clean-up Information (CLU-IN) Web site. The following table provides quick access to each webinar's video recording, slides, practice files, and edited transcripts of the in-session Q&A chats.

The webinar recordings and supporting files also can be viewed on CLU-IN's BMDS Webinars and Additional Resources pages.

You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA's PDF page to learn more.

Before you begin:

  • Clicking on a Webinar Topic link will open and play the Adobe Connect recording in your Web browser; no extra software should be needed to view them.

  • You should also view the Slide Errata and Notes (PDF) (2pp, 355K).

Benchmark Dose Training Module Links
Webinar Topic Slides Practice Files Q&A Transcript
Introduction (1 hr) Slide Set for Module 1: An Introduction to Benchmark Dose Models (PDF) (27pp, 1.4MB) Introduction and Dichotomous Models Q&A Transcript (PDF) (8pp, 367K)
Dichotomous Models (2.5 hrs) Slide Set for Module 2: Benchmark Dose Modeling - Dichotomous Models (PDF) (117pp, 15.3MB) Introduction and Dichotomous Models Q&A Transcript (PDF) (8pp, 367K)
Continuous Models (2.5 hrs) Slide Set for Module 3: Benchmark Dose Modeling - Continuous Models (PDF) (111pp, 17.4MB) Continuous Models Q&A Transcript (PDF) (5pp, 231K)
Nested Dichotomous Models (2.5 hrs) Slide Set for Module 4: Benchmark Dose Modeling - Nested Dichotomous Models (PDF) (71pp, 8.8MB) Nested_Exercise.dax (17K) Nested Dichotomous Models Q&A Transcript (PDF) (5pp, 231K)
Cancer Models (2.5 hrs) Slide Set for Module 5: Benchmark Dose Modeling - Cancer Models (PDF) (100pp, 14.8MB) lung.xlsm (715K)
lung_poly3.xlsm (715K)
liver.xlsm (716K)
liver_poly3.xlsm (715K)
kidney.xlsm (716K)
kidney_poly3.xlsm (716K)
Cancer Models Q&A Transcript (PDF) (4pp, 220K)
Time Models:
Part 1 (1 hr)
Part 2 (1 hr)
Slide Set for Module 6: Benchmark Dose Modeling - Modeling Time (PDF) (87pp, 14.5MB) hind_grip_A0.dax (22K)
hind_grip_A1.dax (22K)
tenBerge_exercise.dax (6K)
Time Models Q&A Transcript (PDF) (1pp, 188K)

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Presenters

Instructors

  • J. Allen Davis, MSPH, U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment
  • Jeff Gift, Ph.D., U.S. EPA National Center for Environmental Assessment

Moderator

  • Jean Balent, U.S. EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division

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