Last Updated: February 27, 2014
AltTox.org is a website and interactive platform designed to facilitate the exchange of ideas and information in support of the development, validation, and acceptance of non-animal methods for toxicity testing.
There are various ways you can participate actively in the AltTox.org community:
Browse - Browse the content, including feature articles, forum postings, and events, and sign up for our e-newsletter to receive updates on new content
Write - Contribute to the website content and Forum postings
Promote - Tell your colleagues and students about AltTox
Donate - Financially support AltTox or one of its activities
Advertise - "Advertise" your product, service, meeting, grant program, etc.
Feedback - Complete our brief survey to assist us in meeting the needs of AltTox users
AltTox provides informational content and an interactive forum for the user seeking information on non-animal methods of toxicity testing:
The types of informational content located in the Toxicity Testing Resource Center (TTRC) include:
In the Spotlight are feature stories highlighting news and information pertinent to the field of non-animal toxicity testing, which can be accessed from the Homepage.
Forum postings moderated by a panel of international experts provide both a community bulletin board and discussion platform on topics of interest for various types of toxicity testing, technologies, policy issues, as well as challenges to and opportunities for progress.
A monthly e-newsletter, available by free subscription, keeps users apprised of all content updates to AltTox.
The advantage of any online community dedicated to specific goals is that individual members can pool their knowledge and communicate rapidly with one another. AltTox is seeking to leverage our participants' knowledge to advance non-animal methods of toxicity testing. That depends critically upon stakeholder participation.
There are many opportunities for participation in AltTox, including contributing to the website content and forum postings.
Possible ways to contribute to AltTox content include:
- Volunteer to write an In the Spotlight article (two new ones are featured on the Home Page per month) by summarizing a meeting you have attended, or other relevant news
- Nominate yourself or a colleague to be invited to submit a Way Forward article. These are invited opinion articles by experts focused on recommendations for advancing a particular type of toxicity testing or technology or policy issue
- Submit relevant meetings and in vitro grant program deadlines for posting in Meetings & Events
- Submit relevant links on journals, funding sources, training programs, company services or products, etc., such as those listed in the Informational Resources sections
Possible ways to contribute to The AltTox Forum:
- Post a message! AltTox features an interactive Forum with international experts that serve as moderators. The Forum is used as community bulletin boards and discussion platforms. A tutorial on using the Forum is available here
- Contact colleagues and suggest that they participate in a forum thread when you see a topic of potential interest to them
- Submit suggestions for forum topics, forum moderators, and other comments
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to contribute material, nominations, recommendation, or otherwise participate.
The target audience for AltTox encompasses stakeholders in industry, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations interested in advancing non-animal methods of toxicity testing. We contend that AltTox's value to these stakeholders will increase as more of these professionals contribute to and participate in the website. The more participants, the broader the expertise and points of view that are covered, and the greater the information and value created for all. To help us meet these aims, please tell your colleagues and students about AltTox, and encourage them to participate.
Perhaps the easiest way to convey the message is by forwarding the monthly AltTox e-newsletter to colleagues!
For your convenience in spreading the message, we are providing a printable 8½ x 11 poster about AltTox.org. Please display a poster in your workplace.
(Acrobat Reader is needed to view and print the posters.)
The founders of AltTox, The Humane Society of the United States and the Proctor & Gamble Company, fully funded the start-up of AltTox; however, its continued operation and growth depend upon a continuous source of revenue. Your contributions will support the maintenance and growth of this website, which is dedicated to replacing animal testing through the development and implementation of non-animal methods of toxicity testing. Contributions are tax-deductible within the guidelines of the US tax code.
Corporations involved in toxicity testing are encouraged to contact us to discuss sponsorship and recognition opportunities. Please visit the AltTox Sponsorship page for more information.
For additional information on donating, please contact email@example.com.
AltTox provides the opportunity for a FREE listing of your product, service, event, website, database, grant program, 3Rs award, or related items in our Informational Resources sections. The only requirement is that the "item" be pertinent to the non-animal methods of toxicity testing community. The AltTox Management Team reserves the right to make the final decision on what material is provided on the AltTox website.
Information can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The success of AltTox depends upon your participation, and your participation depends upon AltTox providing value and meeting your needs for information, interaction with the stakeholder community, and so forth. Your feedback to the developers of AltTox is critical to our providing the types of information and content that are of value to you. Please complete our brief survey and let us know how we're doing.
A brief comment or notification can also be e-mailed to email@example.com.