In addition to chemical data updates, ECOTOX has added new features based on user feedback:
- Several minor updates that improve the functionality in Search and Explore, including the ability the copy a citation in the display tables by clicking on the author name(s) in the Reference field, and more details provided about the number of references and records added or edited each quarter (found at: [ See update totals ]).
- DSSTox Substance Identifiers (DTXSIDs) continue to be updated each quarter. There are now over 12,500 chemicals for which DTXSID can be displayed and exported. In SEARCH, DTXSID can be added by clicking on the 'Customize Output Fields' button. Results tables in both SEARCH and EXPLORE include links from the DTXSID field directly to the EPA's [ Chemicals Dashboard ]. DTXSID is also provided in the ASCII Download Chemicals table.
- Duration can be used as a filter parameter in both SEARCH and EXPLORE to limit the results returned to a specific value or range for the Observed Duration, in days. The Observed Duration is the time at which an effect measurement was observed/measured and reported (for example, a 24-hour LC50). See the new Search Tip on how to apply this filter in SEARCH.
Did you know? There are multiple resources on how to use ECOTOX, including:
— The new ECOTOX Knowledgebase Virtual Training recording and slide deck (presented in May 2022) that are now available on the EPA's new New Approach Methods (NAMs) Training website. This training website includes resources for multiple tools. To find the most recent ECOTOX trainings, filter the Topic and Subtopic to 'Ecotoxicology' and sort by Year.
— Help page which includes the ECOTOX User Guide, Learning the Basics, Data Field Definitions and Terms, and the Terms Appendix with the ECOTOX-specific controlled vocabulary.
— Contact Us page where you can submit comments and questions about ECOTOX including technical questions about conducting queries and exporting data.