ECOTOXicology Knowledgebase Training Webinar Archive
This webinar, recorded on February 4, 2021, featured Colleen Elonen, ECOTOX Coordinator, and Dr. Jennifer Olker, Postdoctoral Researcher, in the Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure of EPA's Office of Research and Development, presenting on the ECOTOXicology Knowledgebase (ECOTOX). ECOTOX is a publicly available web-based database providing curated single-chemical toxicity data for aquatic life, terrestrial plants, and wildlife. For over 30 years, ECOTOX has curated ecologically-relevant toxicity data to meet the systematic review and data transparency needs of the U.S. EPA for risk assessments and regulatory decisions.
This webinar provides an overview of ECOTOX including a summary of the literature search, review, and data curation procedures, and detailed examples of querying/downloading data using the interactive ‘Explore’ module to investigate and visualize the data available, the ‘Search’ module to directly query specific species, chemicals, or effects, and the ‘Help’ page to access documentation on processes, controlled vocabularies, and definitions.