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Overall scope and aims

The main aim of the working group (WG) Model Acceptability, version control and scenario Development (MAD) is to create a communication forum that allows exchange of information and critical discussions on the pathway to acceptability of effect models for regulatory risk assessment of pesticides. The remit includes discussing processes, institutional aspects, organisation of workshops and meetings, and criteria for and aspects of acceptability (e.g. scientific fit for purpose, regulatory & ecological scenarios, software). Documentation of discussions and processes and transparent provision of such documentation is an explicit aim of the WG MAD. Decisions on the acceptability of specific models are explicitly not within the scope of this WG. Apart from models, the WG will support activities towards the development and/or evaluation of ecological and landscape scenarios as well as the preparation of version control for effect modelling software (incl. liaising with other groups, e.g. the FOCUS version control group). A more comprehensive scope document can be downloaded here.


Past meetings

Upcoming meetings

  • 04 November 2020, 14-17h, agenda will follow

Membership policy

Membership in the WG MAD is not personal, but institutional, and it is intended to have only one representative from an institution. The decision to for an institutional membership was made to keep the size of the WG manageable.

Interested people can apply for a membership of their institution in the WG MAD (send an email to andreas.focks@wur.nl). Decisions about acceptance will be made by the steering committee of the SETAC interest group effect modelling.

Every member of the WG MAD can name a person to substitute her/him when needed. This person would not need to be WG member, but would be known by name.

More people from the represented institutions are very much welcome to contribute to the work in the selected topic groups, their involvement should be transparent. The WG members are supposed to link colleagues from their institutions to the work on the topics (to function as linking element/hub).


Current WG members

 Institution
 Member
 Substitute
 Country
 Sector*
Memberhsip 
  University of Ghent    Josef Koch    BE  A
 January 2020
  University of Lyon   Sandrine Charles    F  A
 January 2020
  University Potsdam   Jette Reeg    D  A  January 2020
  University Landau   Mira Kattwinkel    D  A  January 2020
  Wageningen Env. Research   Andreas Focks    NL  A  January 2020
  Fraunhofer IME   Udo Hommen  Judith Klein
 D  A  January 2020
  Exponent   Denis Weber  Michael Brauer 
 CH  C
 January 2020
  Ibacon
  Benoit Goussen    D  C
 January 2020
  gaiac
  Tido Strauss  Vanessa Roeben 
 D  C
 January 2020
  Knoell
  Stefan Reichenberger    D  C
 January 2020
  WSC
  Magnus Wang Joachim Kleinmann  D
 C
 January 2020
  Rifcon   Oliver Jakoby    D
 C
 January 2020
  BPI
  Evgenia Chaideftou    GR  R
 January 2020
  ANSES
  Vanessa Mazerolles    F  R
 January 2020
  UBA
  Sabine Duquesne    D
 R  January 2020
  UBA
  Jeremias Becker    D  R  January 2020
  HSE
  Melissa Reed    UK  R  January 2020
  Ctgb
  Alpar Barsi    NL  R  January 2020
  KemI
  Johan Axelman    SE  R  January 2020 
  Syngenta
  Cecilie Rendal
 Roman Ashauer  CH
 I
 January 2020
  Bayer
  Thomas Preuss    D  I
 January 2020
  BASF
  Pernille Thorbek
   D  I
 June 2020

*Sector: A = Academia; C = Contract research institutions; R = Regulatory agencies; I = Private industry

Previous members

Institution 
 Member 
 Country 
 Sector Membership
 ARCHEKarel ViaeneBE  January 2020 - September 2020
 MSTSigne Pedersen
DK G January 2020 - October 2020