Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD)

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Biology, Engineering, Medicine and Science Reports,2019,5,1,13.
Published:July 2019
Type:News Letter
Author(s) affiliations:

K.S. Rao*

Development of Strategic Business, Advinus Therapeutics Ltd, Peenya Industrial Area, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.


In this short bulleting, I wish to bring to your attention an extremely important DEPARTURE of the agency to consider non-animal data as default which can sometimes be as important or even more. This is very historic in the umbrella of Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) that OECD will consider accepting non-animal data in support of safety, as a default.

A. OECD aims to extend acceptance of non-animal test data

Defined approach’ for skin sensitization tests would fall within MAD scheme

The OECD has launched a project to create a system for interpreting data, in an effort to extend use of non-animal testing through the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) scheme.

MAD can rarely be applied to non-standalone alternative test data because of complex relationships between test methods and prediction models that associate data from multiple sources.