INHAND Non-rodent Minipig Species Nomenclature Available for Comments on goRENI

INHAND Non-rodent Minipig Species Nomenclature Available for Member Comments on goRENI

The INHAND Project (International Harmonization of Nomenclature and Diagnostic Criteria for Lesions) is a joint initiative of the STP, ESTP, BSTP and JSTP to develop an internationally-accepted nomenclature for proliferative and non-proliferative lesions in laboratory animals. A Working Group (WG) comprised of experts in that species prepares draft nomenclature for both proliferative and non-proliferative lesions. Prior to finalization, proposed nomenclature for each species will be posted on the goRENI website ( for comments from members from any of the participating societies.

The INHAND project is pleased to announce that proposed nomenclature for the Minipig Species is now available for comments on the website. The comment period is now open through June 25, 2019. The Minipig Working Group will consider all member comments to determine if revisions are needed. The finalized nomenclature will be available on the goRENI site and will also be published in Toxicologic Pathology or the Journal of Toxicologic Pathology.

All members of the STP, ESTP, BSTP or JSTP have access to the goRENI website. Once you have logged into the goRENI system, you can navigate to a specific organ and histologic diagnosis within the Minipig Species and review both the text and images the working group has prepared. To comment on an entity, select the “Forum” box at the top of the page, select “New” and enter your comments in the box. For further directions on how to use goRENI, please visit or

PLEASE NOTE: Species nomenclature is organized in a manner different from the rodent. Be sure to look at the navigation instructions on goRENI. The main part of organ overviews in non-rodent species are tables of terms
and their occurrence ("Common", "Uncommon", "Not observed, but potentially relevant", or "Not applicable") in the respective species. As in the lesion lists above, diagnostic criteria or comments described specifically for the non-rodent species are accessible through links on the terms in the first column. You may also scroll down for a list. By contrast, all links in the table from second to last column will leave the preferred species and refer to a description in Rodent. As described above, you may return to your preferred species by clicking on a button in the orange line ("Org.Systems", "Organs", "Index", and "Diagnosis"). 

If you need assistance with access to the goRENI system, please contact Rupert Kellner.

If you have comments you would like to convey directly to the working group, please contact the chair of the organ working group Mikala Skydsgaard.

We look forward to your comments.
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