WORKING GROUP 4


Guidelines and SOPs

Leader

Amaya Azqueta

Sub-Leader

Elisa Boutet-Robinet


MC Members:

Amaya Azqueta, Bertrand Pourrut, Carina Ladeira, Elisa Boutet-Robinet, Gunnar Brunborg, Jean-Pierre Gillet, João Paulo Teixeira, Katja Goričar, Marie Carriere, Peter Møller, Susan Duthie, Vita Dolzan

Non MC Members:

Avdulla Alija, Sergey Shaposhnikov, Sonia Fraga


Objective:

This working group will make new guidelines and SOPs to minimise differences between laboratories.

Tasks:

  1. Guidelines for best practice in design of human population studies, using the comet assay, will be written, in consultation with hCOMET members.
  2. Guidelines will be prepared for optimal performance of the comet assay as a biomonitoring tool, and SOPs will be written, in collaboration with WG3.


Milestones:

  1. Draft guidelines for human studies sent to hCOMET partners for comment, and feedback received
  2. Preparation of standard protocol for comet assay, in consultation with WG3


Deliverables:

Publication reporting results of ring study (Month 42)

Training course:

The comet assay as a human biomonitoring tool (year 2)

Second Year of the Project

Goal:

Production of guidelines and SOPs for use of comet assay in biomonitoring; relates to Objective 6.

Milestones:

M4.1. Draft guidelines for human studies sent to hCOMET partners for comment (Month 21) 

M4.2. Collect data on individual protocols from database (Month 21)

Deliverable:

D4.1. Optimised protocol for comet assay (Month 24)