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Table 1 General characteristics of the Klimisch and the final CRED evaluation methods

From: Criteria for Reporting and Evaluating ecotoxicity Data (CRED): comparison and perception of the Klimisch and CRED methods for evaluating reliability and relevance of ecotoxicity studies

Characteristics Klimisch CRED
Data type Toxicity and ecotoxicity Aquatic ecotoxicity
Number of reliability criteria 12–14 (ecotoxicity) Evaluating 20 (reporting 50)
Number of relevance criteria 0 13
Number of OECD reporting criteria includeda 14 (of 37) 37 (of 37)
Additional guidance No Yes
How to summarize the evaluation Qualitative for reliability Qualitative for reliability and relevance
  1. aAccording to [13]