EUROTOX Survey of Toxicology Training Needs - Employers (2019)

1. Introduction

The Federation of European Toxicologists & European Societies of Toxicology – EUROTOX – is embarking on a review of the current state of toxicology training in Europe. The landscape of toxicology training has been changing with access to knowledge, capacity building and skills development now becoming a concern. As part of our organisation’s mission to foster the science and education of toxicology, we are interested in better understanding the current state of toxicology training in Europe - from the perspective of employers of toxicologists.

We are undertaking this review in order to build an up-to-date picture of current toxicology training and would value your response.

This survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and we would be most grateful for your contribution.

The information can help us better understand the state of toxicology training and your feedback can help influence policy and allow us to evaluate ways to increase training opportunities as well as undertake appropriate steps to enable capacity building in the profession.
Thank you for taking part in this survey.

1. What type of organisation do you work in? *


2. In which country is your organisation based?


3. Does your organisation currently employ toxicologists or safety scientists?


4. How many toxicologists does your organisation employ? Please provide full time equivalent (FTE) for the last three years.
You can use estimates if you are not sure of this information.


5. What is the total number of staff (full time equivalent) employed by your organisations (including toxicologists)?


6. Do you encounter difficulties in recruiting suitably qualified toxicologists? *


7. What do you think can be done to incentivise people to pursue a career in toxicology?


8. Does your organisation offer a training programme for toxicologists? Examples include fellowship, on the job training etc.


Do you feel that toxicology training currently available is adequate? Please explain your answer


9. In your opinion, how should toxicology training be provided? Rank the methods you think are most effective in order of preference (1 = Most preferred , 7 = Least preferred)


10. Do you think that enough training avenues for potential toxicologists exist? Please explain your answer


11. Optional:
Do you wish to specify the name of the organisation you work for?

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