Evaluation of ecotoxicity studies


Reliability and relevance are equally important in the assessment of chemicals, therefore the evaluation result should be based on a combination of the two. The framework for the evaluation of ecotoxicity studies was developed by Moermond et al. 2016 and consists of reliability and relevance criteria. The method is called CRED, short for Criteria for Reporting and Evaluating ecotoxicity Data. The evaluation can be performed using the excel-sheet found in the Moermond paper, or using the SciRAP tool below.

Detailed instructions for the SciRAP-tool are available for download in the menu to the right.

When you have completed your evaluation, click the green "export to excel" button at the bottom right to generate and download a summary of your evaluation. 


Note: You have to scroll down to see all the criteria under each tab. This is an open access web-tool and your selections for the criteria will be saved on this computer/device until you press "reset form" to the right.


Reference: The CRED evaluation method Moermond et al. 2016 (open access). 

Contact: Marlene Ågerstrand, marlene.agerstrand@aces.su.se

Stepwise instructions for evaluating reliability and relevance of ecotoxicity studies can be found here


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