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ICCVAM Biennial Report 2020-2021

Biennial Progress Report 2020-2021 Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods

Environmental Health Language Collaborative

NIEHS and EPA are fostering a community-driven initiative, the Environmental Health Language Collaborative, to advance integrative environmental health research by developing and promoting adoption of a harmonized language. This initiative will facilitate answering large-scale complex research questions that require integration of multiple disparate data sources by developing language standards for describing data and biomedical knowledge. Several webinar events were held during 2021 to help set the stage, begin discussions, and draft plans for how to make progress on the Collaborative’s goals. The Collaborative welcomes diverse representation of expertise, needs, and scientific interests to make this a successful and sustainable community, and those interested are invited to join its email distribution list.