What is a Toxicology Consultant?

The services that a Toxicology Consultant provides are diverse and vary based on the individual Consultant’s expertise and experience. Examples of services provided by toxicologists can include:

  • Designs and interprets nonclinical safety and efficacy studies
  • Solicits bids to evaluate and select Contract Research Organizations (CRO)
  • Manages and monitors preclinical and nonclinical safety and efficacy studies
  • Conducts GLP audits of preclinical and nonclinical studies
  • Serves on Project Teams, Expert Panels, Scientific Advisory Boards, etc.
  • Assists in new product development and existing product defense
  • Reviews, analyzes and summarizes scientific literature
  • Knowledgeable and able to provide guidance on national and international nonclinical regulations
  • Prepares global regulatory submissions (IND/CTA, NDA/BLA, 505(b)(2), etc.)
  • Prepares hazards and risk assessments and other regulatory reports (PDE, SDS, GRAS, MRSD, OEL, etc.)
  • Reviews and writes Expert Reports, White Papers, Study Reports, Product labels, Safety Data Sheets, Investigator’s Brochures, etc.
  • Acts as a liaison between sponsors and global regulatory authorities (FDA, EMA, EPA, Health Canada, etc.)
  • Educates companies, investors, boards of directors and the public on nonclinical findings, issues and regulation
  • Provides gap analysis and needs assessment for existing programs
  • Renders subject matter expertise during due-diligence activities
  • Assists financial firms in evaluation of specific data, companies or industries

To discover the broad areas of expertise of our consultants and to find a consultant who meets your specific needs, follow this link to the Search Page where you can search by name, location, and education of our participating toxicologists and link to the Expertise Page to identify a toxicologist with a particular area of expertise.

The Origin of the Roundtable of Toxicology Consultants

Dr. Richard Parent founded the Roundtable of Toxicology Consultants (RTC) in 1986 following ongoing discussions with active toxicology consultants at Society of Toxicology meetings dating from 1984.  Since that time the RTC has become the oldest and largest organization of independent consulting toxicologists in the world.  Over the years he has actively and graciously  helped many toxicologists make a successful transition from industry, government or academic careers in toxicology to success as independent consulting toxicologists who each day make significant contributions toward advancing the practice of toxicology in many unsung practical ways.

Not surprisingly, the early history of the RTC, from 1984 through 1988 was a formative time.