Long-Range Research Initiative (LRI)
The Long-Range Research Initiative (LRI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) promotes innovations in chemical safety assessment. It invests in science essential for understanding the impact of chemicals on human health and the environment.
With a focus on biologically-relevant exposures, LRI adopts an integrated approach to exposure and hazard characterization to promote a shift in focus away from development of safety assessments based solely on hazard or exposure data.
Through integration and translation of its research outcomes, LRI transforms this information into knowledge that can inform decisions and policies about the safety of chemicals relevant to current environmental and public health challenges.
Long-Range Research Initiative (LRI) Facts
- The focus of LRI research is catalyzing innovations for toxicity testing and exposure science in the 21st Century.
- LRI’s Principles ensure that the funded research meets the highest standards for scientific excellence, transparency, and fair and unbiased conduct.
- LRI research advances efforts to reduce the use of animals in chemical toxicity testing.
- Beyond research, LRI promotes bench-to-policy translation of science.
- Annual ICCA-LRI workshops provide dynamic forums to examine emerging issues in chemical safety among multi-stakeholder audiences.
Long-Range Research (LRI) Catalog
While much is known about the safety of chemicals, scientific understanding and technology are continuously evolving. ACC collaborates with government, NGOs, academics, and other industry sectors as part of the Long-Range Research Initiative to promote research investigating new theories of chemical safety and to develop advanced technologies and testing methods to improve the way we evaluate the chemical safety. Projects and publications related to this research are compiled below.