Evaluation of nanoecotoxicity 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, with nano-specific guidance developed by Hartmann et al. 2017. It consists of reliability and relevance criteria. 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.
Note: You have to scroll down to see all the criteria under each tab. Click the green "export to excel" button at the bottom right to generate a summary of your evaluation. This is an open access web-tool and your selections for the criteria will be saved on your computer/device until you press "reset form".