COMBASE - News and events

News and events

Date: 21/07/2017

LIFE COMBASE will be present at the BIOCIDES STAKEHOLDERS DAY taking place on the 26th and 27th September at the ECHA in Helsinki. INKOA will attend this two day event: on the 26th three plenary sessions will take place: Biocides regulatory developments, Building a biocides application and Tips from authorities. On the 27th a training session on IT tools for biocides applications has been organized. Ideally, once the project has been implemented, the COMBASE Tool will be promoted by the different stakeholders involved in the authorisation of PPP and biocidal active substances. The attendance to this event constitutes a first step in the achievement of such goal. An additional output is that contacts will be established with different entities of industrial nature, future users of the COMBASE Tool. Finally, knowledge on other existing IT tools will be gained (IUCLID & R4BP3, mainly) therefore identifying possible complementarities that could eventually be established.

» Preliminary program of the first international workshop of the LIFE COMBASE Project is now available
Date: 20/07/2017

The first international workshop of the LIFE COMBASE Project will take place on the 19th October 2017 at the Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri (IRMFN) in Milan, Italy. During the workshop, which will be a one day event, the major outcomes of the project will be described. Furthermore, speakers representing regulatory agencies -such as the EFSA- and research institutions in the area of knowledge of QSAR and non-testing methods have been invited to participate. The present workshop constitutes a networking event for stakeholders in the biocides value chain including industries, regulatory bodies and research institutions. Registration is free of charge, if interested please write an email to The programme is here here.

» Survey available for the definition of requirements and specifications of the COMBASE Tool
Date: 05/05/2017

The COMBASE consortium has now defined a survey for the identification of the requirements and specifications of the COMBASE Tool. Ideally, companies and regulators, main users of the developed tool, will provide their opinions in relation to the functionalities that the tool should have both considering the regulatory and practical perspective. Please, take a couple of minutes to fill in the survey for the definition of the requirements and specifications of the tool: you opinion matters and will help us improving. Access to the survey can be found on the next link.

» COMBASE Project has kicked off
Date: 03/01/2017

On the 18th October 2016 COMBASE Project kicked off in a meeting held in Bilbao where representatives of all project beneficiaries attended. During the meeting, each of the beneficiaries introduced its respective institution and role in the project. Preliminary discussions of technical nature were held and instructions of financial nature for proper project management were provided. Earlier, on the 11th October, María Blázquez from Inkoa and Rafael Gozalbes from ProtoQSAR attended the kick of meeting with EASME Representatives in Brussels.