The ToxML Standards Organisation (TSO) is a not-for-profit organisation set up to promote and develop a data exchange standard for toxicological and associated chemical data. An honorary Advisory Board, elected by users of the standard, oversees the activities of TSO but the day-to-day operations are managed by a suitable, non-governmental company or organisation appointed by the Advisory Board.

Currently the Management Organisation, Lhasa Limited, does the work free of charge. However, the constitution of the TSO would allow the Management Organisation to be paid provided that the work is done on a not-for-profit basis.

The most likely kind of organisation to take on the role of Management Organisation is thus one that is itself not-for-profit, but the role is open to any non-governmental organisation willing to do the work on a not-for-profit basis.

The basic terms applying to the Management Organisation are set out in the TSO Constitution, a full copy of which is available on this site. An example of an application to tender is given below.

ToxML tender application.