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Benchmark Dose Tools

2018 Bayesian Models & Software - Review Documents, Work Statement, Peer Review

In 2018, the new BMDS Bayesian models and Bayesian model averaging (BMA) software package for performing dose-response analyses of dichotomous data was externally reviewed by three experts in Bayesian risk assessment methods and dose-response modeling. Peer review comments are documented in a Bayesian Model Averaging for Dichotomous Data Peer Review Report.

The primary purpose of this review was to obtain external expert opinions on EPA’s proposed model averaging approach for the derivation of BMD and BMDL values from dichotomous dose-response datasets. Reviewers were asked to respond to several specific charge questions relating to the proposed method that are documented in the Report.

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