The CAESAR and VEGA platforms have been produced from EC-funded research, and are therefore freely available for use. The software can be downloaded. Furthermore, predicted values for more than four million chemicals will be made freely available.
The course will provide an introduction to the use of alternative methods, in particular QSAR, for assessing chemical properties and toxicity data for REACH compounds. CAESAR models and other comparative applications will be tested and results will be critically discussed. The course is not aimed to teach all QSAR features but recommended practices to deal with in silico methods in a critical way.