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Consultancy and support

In cooperation with its partners within the Fraunhofer Group for Life-Sciences, e.g. Fraunhofer ITEM, and free consultants the IME offers its clients to jointly elaborate the data necessary for the registration of chemicals under REACH and to draw up the required documents. This includes the elaboration of most efficient testing strategies: Besides the necessary experimental tests we identify and apply available data, and we use data on substances possessing similar structures (structure-activity relationships) or work with substance classes.

The strength of the Fraunhofer IME Applied Ecology Division in Schmallenberg primarily lies in the following areas (regarding their relevance for REACH):

Ecotoxicology – risk assessment for environmental organisms

Environmental fate and behaviour

Exposure scenarios under REACH

Characterization of risks

Concerning further REACH-related questions we will be glad to bring you into contact with our cooperation partners.

Brochure: REACH - Consultancy and Support



Selected Publications

Nendza, M., Müller, M., Wenzel, A.:
Discriminating toxicant classes by mode of action. 4. Baseline and excess toxicity. SAR and QSAR in Environmental Research 25 (2014) No. 5: 393–405
(DOI: 10.1080/1062936X.2014.907205)

Duis, K., Scheider, J., Warnecke, D., Veen, A. van der, Coors, A., Knacker, T. Schäfers, C.:
Substances of very high concern under REACH – an evaluation of uncertainties in the environmental risk assessment of endocrine active substances. Texte - Umweltbundesamt, 37/2014, 190 pp. ISSN 1862-4804 (Download)

Belanger, S.E., Sanderson, H., Fisk, P.R., Schäfers, C., Mudge, S.M., Willing, A., Kasai, Y., Nielsen, A.M., Dyer, .S.D, Toy, R.:
Assessment of the Environmental Risk of Long Chain Aliphatic Alcohols. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 72 (4) (2009) 1006-1015.
(DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2008.07.013)

Sanderson, H., Belanger, S.E., Fisk, P.R., Schäfers, C., Veenstra, G., Nielsen, A.M., Kasai, Y., Willing, A., Dyer, S.D., Stanton, K., Sedlak, R.:
An Overview of Hazard and Risk Assessment of the OECD High Production Volume Chemical Category – Long Chained Alcohols [C6-C22] (LCOH). Ecotoxicology and Environmental safety, 72 (4) (2009): 973–979. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2008.10.006)

Schäfers, C., Boshof, U., Jürling, H.,  Belanger, S.E., Sanderson, H., Dyer, S.D., Nielsen, A.M.,  Willing, A., Gamon, K., Kasai, Y.,  Eadsforth, C.V., Fisk, P.A., Girlingm A.E.:
Environmental properties of long chain alcohols. Part 2: Structure-activity relationship for chronic aquatic toxicity of long chain alcohols. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 72 (4) (2009): 996–1005. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2008.07.019)


Memberships in Committees

Dr. Kerstin Hund-Rinke:
Scientific Advisory Board on Fertilizer Issues of the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection

Dr. Judith Klein:
FOCUS (Forum for international coor­dination of pesticide fate models and their use); Working Group "Version Control"