The NTP Office of Health Assessment and Translation (OHAT) announces demonstrations of software tools being developed for systematic review (http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/38673), in particular DRAGON (by ICF International) and HAWC (by Andy Shapiro and Ivan Rusyn at UNC - Chapel Hill). The developers of these applications will hold several web-based demonstrations of the tools. Information about the tools and instructions for registration for the demonstrations for each tool are provided below. Please note that there are separate registration instructions for the different applications. DRAGON by ICF International (http://www.icfi.com/insights/products-and-tools/dragon-dose-response) About DRAGON ICF International created the DRAGON database to facilitate the development of comprehensive risk assessments that require systematic review and synthesis of a large database of literature, including toxicologic, epidemiologic, and in vitro studies. DRAGON was specifically developed to meet emerging goals in risk assessment, including: * Systematic review of literature * Complete documentation of all decisions * Flexible data entry forms and fields that capture vastly different study designs * Unified data entry scheme to allow sharing among different organizations and groups * Centralized management capabilities to track different tasks in the overall work flow * Modular structure that can evolve as needs emerge Dates and registration January 23 (9-11 AM EST) http://www.icfi.com/events/webinars/2014/01/DRAGON-a-suite-of-tools-for-systematic-literature-review-jan-23 January 28 (1-3 PM EST) http://www.icfi.com/events/webinars/2014/01/DRAGON-a-suite-of-tools-for-systematic-literature-review-jan-28 HAWC by Andy Shapiro and Ivan Rusyn (UNC - Chapel Hill; https://hawcproject.org/- see "Documentation" for description) About HAWC (Health Assessment Workspace Collaborative) * HAWC is a modular, cloud-ready, content-management system to synthesize multiple data sources into overall human health assessments of chemicals. * Developed in collaboration with EPA/NCEA, this system integrates and documents the overall workflow from literature search and review, data extraction and evidence synthesis, dose-response analysis and uncertainty characterization, to creation of customized reports. * Crucial benefits of such a system include improved integrity of the data and analysis results, greater transparency, standardization of data presentation, and increased consistency. * By including a web-based workspace for assessment teams who can collaborate on the same assessment rather than share files and edits, and a complementary web-based portal for reviewers and stakeholders, all interested parties have dynamic access to completed and ongoing assessments. Dates and registration January 24, 2014 (9-10.30 AM EST) January 30, 2014 (1-2:30 PM EST) Please contact Ivan Rusyn (iir@xxxxxxx) if you plan to attend.