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Develop Ability to Use Toxicity Data to Predict Lowest Effect Level Dose in Animal Studies

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking your help in providing solutions for how new toxicity data on 1800 chemicals can be used to predict the Lowest Effect Level Dose in Animal Studies.

Environmental Protection Agency

Total Cash Prizes Offered: $50,000
Type of Challenge: Software and apps
Submission Start: 12/12/2013 03:00 PM ET
Submission End: 07/11/2014 12:00 AM ET

This challenge is externally hosted.

You can view the challenge details here: http://epa.gov/ncct/challenges.html

Description

EPA is inviting the science and technology community to provide solutions using the TopCoder & Innocentive platforms. The first challenge is to identify a group of in vitro assays, chemical structural descriptors, and/or chemical properties best suited for predicting the LEL. A subsequent challenge will ask for the development of algorithms that use ToxCast assay and chemical properties/descriptors to predict systemic LELs for chemicals that do not have extensive animal studies.