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Title: The development and purpose of the FREDERICA radiation effects database
Authors: Copplestone, David
Hingston, Joanne L
Real, Almudena
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Keywords: biological effects data
ionising radiation
non-human species
FREDERICA radiation effects databases
risk assessment
Issue Date: Sep-2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Copplestone D, Hingston JL & Real A (2008) The development and purpose of the FREDERICA radiation effects database, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 99 (9), pp. 1456-1463.
Abstract: Any system for assessing the impact of a contaminant on the environment requires an analysis of the possible effects on the organisms and ecosystems concerned. To facilitate this, the FREDERICA radiation effects database has been developed to provide an online search of the known effects of ionising radiation on non- human species, taken from papers in the scientific peer reviewed literature. The FREDERICA radiation effects database has been produced by merging the work done on radiation effects under two European funded projects (FASSET and EPIC) and making the database available online. This paper highlights applications for the database, gaps in the available data and explains the use of quality scores to help users of the database determine which papers may benefit their research in terms of techniques and reproducibility.
Type: Journal Article
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Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Sciences
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