Partnering with Like-Minded Organizations
SOT interacts with a wide variety of organizations and agencies in order to have greater success in fulfilling its mission of “creating a safer and healthier world by advancing the science and increasing the impact of toxicology.”Letters of Support
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT)
The AACT and SOT have committed to promote an exchange of speakers/sessions at each society’s meeting to further educate their students, faculty members, and administrators. Both parties aim for a “goal of creating a safer and healthier world through advancements in education, research, prevention, and treatment.”
Japanese Society of Toxicology (JSOT)
The purpose is to enhance the future academic relationship between SOT and JSOT, in order to enhance the development of toxicology in the international arena. SOT JSOT MOU
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Through the MOU with NIEHS, SOT has committed to “pursue collaborative efforts such as liaison communications, partnerships, and events that promote best practices associated with common interests and missions” in efforts to “improve the identification, characterization, and prevention of environmentally related disease.”
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
NIOSH and SOT agreed to work collaboratively through partnership, now and in the future, to promote best practices associated with exposure science and control.
US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)
The US FDA and SOT agreed to work collaboratively through partnership to promote best practices associated with regulatory science and toxicology.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
AAAS is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people.
Americans for Medical Progress (AMP)
AMP is dedicated to nurturing public understanding of and support for the humane, necessary, and valuable use of animals in medicine.
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC)
AAALAC International is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
FASEB is a coalition of biomedical researchers and scientific societies dedicated to advancing health and welfare by promoting progress and education in biological and biomedical sciences through service to member societies and collaborative advocacy.
International Union of Toxicology (IUTOX)
IUTOX is the voice of toxicology on the global stage. The organization seeks to increase the knowledge base of toxicological issues facing humankind and to extend this knowledge to developing societies and nations.
National Association for Biomedical Research (NABR)
NABR provides the unified voice for the scientific community on legislative and regulatory matters affecting laboratory animal research.
National Postdoctoral Association (NPA)
SOT holds a sustaining membership in NPA, which provides resources and support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral activities.
Scientific Liaison Coalition (SLC)
The Scientific Liaison Coalition is a partnership of scientific societies with the goal of improving public health through a collaborative interdisciplinary approach.
States United for Biomedical Research (SUBR)
SUBR is a network of nonprofit associations who have joined forces to promote health through science and education and to enhance public understanding of and support for biomedical research, including the humane care and use of research animals.
Scientific Session Exchanges
Each year, SOT and EUROTOX sponsor a joint debate at each annual event on a key topic in toxicology and exchange award lectures between their two meetings.
Japanese Society of Toxicology (JSOT)
JSOT and SOT sponsor an exchange each year through which two scientists from each organization participate in a Symposium focused on a topic of global interest at each Society’s annual event.
Regulation and Policy Communications
Throughout the year, SOT expresses support for efforts to strengthen science or the use of sound science in regulations and policy by adding its voice to those of like-minded colleagues in letters and other communications. SOT Council formalized the SOT Requests for Comment Procedure on May 13, 2020.
- July 14, 2021—Letter to US House Representatives Regarding COVID-19's Origin
- June 29, 2021—Coalition Statement in Support of Research Using Human Fetal Tissue
- June 25, 2021—Letter to the Department of Transportation (DOT) Chief Science Officer encouraging DOT to review a docket complaint regarding the transport of animals for biomedical research
- June 8, 2021—Coalition Letter to Biden Administration on Patent Eligibility
- May 27, 2021—Letter to the House Committee on Appropriations and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies regarding the inclusion of $180 million in funding for the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program in the House Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bill
- May 27, 2021—Letter to the Senate Committee on Appropriations and Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies regarding the inclusion of $180 million in funding for the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program in the Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bill
- April 30, 2021—Sign-on Letter in Support of RISE Act
- January 7, 2021—Letter to President-elect Biden regarding human fetal tissue (HFT) research restrictions and policy changes
- December 8, 2020—Letter to Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Leader McConnell and Leader Schumer regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills
- October 7, 2020—Letter to Russel Vought regarding the Trump Administration's decision to eliminate federal employee training programs related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- September 1, 2020—Letter to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology regarding their call for NASEM to undertake a study to address systemic racism in academia
- August 31, 2020—Letter to the US Department of Health & Human Services regarding concerns about the NIH Human Fetal Tissue Ethics Advisory Board
- July 28, 2020—Letter to the NIH Human Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board regarding use of human fetal tissue in life-saving biomedical research
View previous “Regulation and Policy Communications” on the “Publications and Historical Documents” web page.