Enhancing the credibility of decisions based on scientific conclusions: transparency is imperative.

@article{Schreider2010EnhancingTC,
  title={Enhancing the credibility of decisions based on scientific conclusions: transparency is imperative.},
  author={Jay Schreider and Craig Barrow and Norman B. Birchfield and Kerry L. Dearfield and Dennis J Devlin and Sara Henry and Melissa Kramer and Seema Schappelle and Keith Solomon and Douglas L. Weed and M R Embry},
  journal={Toxicological sciences : an official journal of the Society of Toxicology},
  year={2010},
  volume={116 1},
  pages={5-7}
}
Transparency and documentation of the decision process are at the core of a credible risk assessment and, in addition, are essential in the presentation of a weight of evidence (WoE)-based approach. Lack of confidence in the risk assessment process (as the basis for a risk management decision), beginning with evaluation of raw data and continuing through the risk decision process, is largely because of issues surrounding transparency. There is a critical need to implement greater transparency… CONTINUE READING

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