SDU was founded in 1966 as a research and educational institution with strong contacts with regional industries and the international scientific community. The SDU Ecotoxicology Group is the leading research group in environmental endocrine disruption in Denmark with more than 20 years of experience in the development and validation of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Test Guidelines for detection and evaluation of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). The group is experienced in the development of highly sensitive biomarkers and endpoints for endocrine disruption (ED) in both vertebrates and invertebrates, and collaborates with research groups, contract laboratories and business organizations worldwide. The group has received more than €6 million for ED-related projects and coordinated both national projects for the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and international project for OECD and the Nordic Council of Ministers related to OECD test guideline development.
ERGO is coordinated by SDU. SDU leads WP1, WP7 and WP9 of the project.