New Register of Specialists to advise on chemical matters


Experts are encouraged to apply to join the Register of pre-approved experts from whom OPSS can commission short pieces of ad hoc scientific work to support its work in protecting the public.

They will be selected based on their experience and ability to provide scientific evidence, analysis or advice across OPSS’s remit in:

  • Chemical and toxicological risk assessment for cosmetic products, toys, childcare articles and textile fibres (naming, labelling and marking of textiles).

  • Ad hoc chemical advice on product safety issues which may impact human health.

  • Chemicals research support which may include question design, proposal appraisal, rapid evidence reviews, report evaluation/peer review, quality assurance and risk analysis.

  • Guidance and technical support on the development and validation of analytical test methods for the determination of chemicals in consumer products.

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There is further information available on OPSS web pages.

Specialists can apply via the dedicated vacancies page


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