The eteam project is comprised of four Work Parts:
Work Part 0 - Project Management and Coordination
This part of the project details the co-ordination, communication and management systems in place to ensure that the project team functions effectively both together and in conjunction with the Advisory Board and sponsors BAuA.
Work Part I - Critical evaluation of Tier 1 models
Although there is currently no clear-cut and uniform concept of model validation in the scientific community, two aspects of model validation have been recognized as being of use - internal validation and external validation.
In Work Part 1, conceptual or internal validation of the theoretical structure of the models is being undertaken and corresponding uncertainties in output identified.
For external validation, the project team shall focus on the comparison of model outputs with independent workplace measurement data.
In addition, the validation of tier 1 models shall be completed by an operational analysis covering both aspects of “between-user-variability” and “user friendliness/fitness for purpose”.
Work Part II - Model comparison and development of practical recommendations
Based on the outcome of Work Part I, Work Part II includes the comparison of the Tier 1 models with regard to conceptual and external validity and with regard to their operational characteristics. Conclusions obtained from this comparison shall be used to inform recommendations for users regarding their choice of model for a particular “exposure situation”.
Work Part III - Summary report / publication (Dissemination)
This package will involve the preparation of a comprehensive project report summarising all the activities described in Work Packages I and II and their results. Dissemination of the research findings to the wider regulatory, scientific and industrial community is an essential element of the project and we will be working closely with BAuA and the Advisory Board to identify the most effective forums for reporting the outputs of the research.