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Special Emphasis Panels

NTP uses ad hoc scientific experts, referred to as special emphasis panels (SEPs), to provide independent scientific peer review and advice on targeted issues such as:

  • The evaluation of potential environmental hazards
  • New or revised toxicological methods

SEPs may advise on the quality, reproducibility, and limitations of study findings and experimental approaches or identify critical knowledge gaps and data needs. They help ensure transparent, unbiased, and scientifically rigorous input to NTP. SEPs are managed by the Office of Liaison, Policy and Review.


Types of Panels

NTP Technical Reports Peer Review Panels

NTP Technical Reports Peer Review panels are technical, scientific advisory bodies established on an as-needed basis to review drafts of NTP Technical Reports.

NTP Research Reports Peer Review Panels

NTP Research Reports Peer Review Panels are technical, scientific advisory bodies established on an as-needed basis to review drafts of NTP Research Reports.

NTP Monograph Peer Review Panels

NTP Monograph Peer Review panels are technical, scientific advisory bodies established on an as-needed basis to provide independent scientific peer reviews of draft NTP Monographs.

Report on Carcinogens (RoC) Peer Review Panels

The panel experts for this report meet to review the accuracy and clarity of the Report on Carcinogens (RoC) Monographs; to apply the criteria for listing in the Report on Carcinogens; and to make recommendations for the listing status for the candidate substances.

NTP Expert Panels

NTP Expert Panels are technical, scientific advisory bodies established on an as-needed basis to provide analysis and direction for NTP's approach to specific topics of inquiry.