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This is an Android app (under develoment) that uses weather and hydrologic data from the internet, in combination with data observed at the beach, to determine risk of illness for recreational users.
 
This is an Android app (under develoment) that uses weather and hydrologic data from the internet, in combination with data observed at the beach, to determine risk of illness for recreational users.
  
A demonstration version of this tool is on this wiki: [[Beach app Demo|Beach App demo]]
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A [[Beach app Demo|demonstration version of this tool]] is on this wiki.
  
==Apps and tools on other sites==
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==QMRA apps and tools on other sites==
  
[http://smas.chemeng.ntua.gr/miram/?module=calculator Risk assessment tool for contaminated meat (Excel spreadsheet from National Technical University of Athens)] <p>
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*[https://irisk.foodrisk.org/ iRISK] is an online tool from the [http://fda.gov Food and Drug Administration] (FDA) for constructing risk models and estimating health burden.
[http://smas.chemeng.ntua.gr/miram/?module=material_summary&pub_id=226&categ=1 Article regarding the above tool]
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*[http://smas.chemeng.ntua.gr/miram/?module=calculator Risk assessment tool for contaminated meat (Excel spreadsheet from National Technical University of Athens)]. See also an [http://smas.chemeng.ntua.gr/miram/?module=material_summary&pub_id=226&categ=1 article regarding this tool.]
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*The [http://icra.foodrisk.org/ Interactive online catalogue on risk assessment (ICRA)] is an open repository for risk assessment models. It currently includes several models regarding bacteria in meat and eggs.
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*[http://www.microhibro.com/ MicroHibro] is an online tool for microbial risk assessment in vegetables and meat. A [http://www.ugacfs.org/producesafety/PDF_documents/MicrohibroManual-English.pdf draft manual] is also available.
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*The [http://watercenter.montana.edu/training/mr/default.htm Microbial Risk Assessment Tool] from the [http://watercenter.montana.edu/default.asp Montana Water Center] helps small water treatment systems identify microbial risks.
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*The [http://www.who.int/en/ World Health Organization] (WHO) and [http://www.fao.org/index_en.htm Food and Agricultural Organization] (FAO) [http://www.mramodels.org/ link to a few tools] regarding: ''Cronobacter'' in infant formula; ''Campylobacter'' and ''Salmonella'' in chicken; and assessment of sampling plans.
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*The [http://cit.kuleuven.be/biotec/downloads.php GInaFiT tool] uses Microsoft Excel to fit several microbial persistence models to data. See also [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijfoodmicro.2004.11.038 a paper] regarding this tool.

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Dose-Response Calculator

The Dose-Response Calculator provides the user with a tool that greatly reduces the work it takes to perform a risk assessment. The tool offers an automated dose response calculator, which the user simply has to select a pathogen and input a dose to generate a completed dose response. An added feature of this application is its connection with the QMRAwiki, which provides a dynamically updated list of pathogens and models that the user can select from.

Go to the calculator

Live dose-response graphs

Graph and compare different dose response models in real time:

Try out the graphs

Note: This app uses software ('shiny' package in R) that is still in beta.

Cost-benefit analysis example spreadsheet

We have a simple example of cost-benefit tradeoffs for a scenario of decontamination following an anthrax event. File:RiskMgtAnthraxDeconExample.xls

See also cost-benefit analysis elsewhere in this wiki.

'Beach App': a tool to assist beach closure decisions

This is an Android app (under develoment) that uses weather and hydrologic data from the internet, in combination with data observed at the beach, to determine risk of illness for recreational users.

A demonstration version of this tool is on this wiki.

QMRA apps and tools on other sites

  • MicroHibro is an online tool for microbial risk assessment in vegetables and meat. A draft manual is also available.
  • The GInaFiT tool uses Microsoft Excel to fit several microbial persistence models to data. See also a paper regarding this tool.