Roles and responsibilities


Ownership of the GHSTS lies with OECD. The responsibility for monitoring updates to the following elements of the GHSTS lie with the OECD Expert Group of the Electronic Exchange of Pesticide Data, under the supervision of OECD Registration Steering Group and OECD Working Group on Pesticides:

  • GHSTS XSD (the structure definition of the GHSTS XML backbone)
  • GHSTS picklists
  • GHSTS format specification
  • Table of Contents (ToC) XML schema

The OECD makes available the OECD pesticide dossier numbering systems (also known as the Table of Contents [ToC]) in XML format.

Regulatory authorities have the responsibility to make their national/regional dossier numbering systems available in XML format based on XML schema to the OECD, if they choose to have it available for GHSTS electronic packages. The OECD will make these ToCs available on this website, though the OECD encourages regulatory authorities to adopt the use of the OECD numbering system for dossiers in order to allow for easier communication among regulatory authorities.


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