MOSAIC: a web-interface for statistical analyses in ecotoxicology

Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2018 Apr;25(12):11295-11302. doi: 10.1007/s11356-017-9809-4. Epub 2017 Aug 26.


In ecotoxicology, bioassays are standardly conducted in order to measure acute or chronic effects of potentially toxic substances on reproduction, growth, and/or survival of living animals. MOSAIC, standing for MOdeling and StAtistical tools for ecotoxICology, is a user-friendly web interface dedicated to the mathematical and statistical modelling of such standard bioassay data. Its simple use makes MOSAIC a turnkey decision-making tool for ecotoxicologists and regulators. Without wasting time on extensive mathematical and statistical technicalities, users are provided with advanced and innovative methods for a valuable quantitative environmental risk assessment. MOSAIC is available at .

Keywords: R software; Reprotoxicity statistical analysis; SSD analysis; Standard bioassay data; Survival statistical analysis.

MeSH terms

  • Ecotoxicology*
  • Internet / standards*
  • Software