What: Peer Consultation for NIEHS contribution to IARC
When: May 2004
A qualitative peer consultation of the National
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
contribution to IARC was conducted by Toxicology Excellence for
Risk Assessment (TERA) in May 2004.
The goal of the consultation was to help the NIEHS/NTP
management understand the scientific value that the agency is
receiving for its contribution to IARC and to make recommendations
to NIEHS on the actions that organization can make to improve its
support for IARC. An
expert panel was convened to interview people knowledgeable about
IARC and NTP and to make recommendations to NIEHS management.
Approximately 20 interviews were scheduled during the two-day period.
The interviews were intended to reveal a qualitative
understanding of the scientific goals and needs of the NIEHS/NTP
regarding the contribution to IARC.
Interviewees were selected primarily from staff in
management and scientific positions within NIEHS/NTP.
Representatives from agencies and risk assessment groups
involved with cancer hazard identification were also interviewed.