LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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How can I use the LQM/CIEH Dose Response Roadmaps?

There are two ways for you to access the power of the LQM/CIEH Dose Response Roadmaps (DRR):

1. Under subcontract

Many clients prefer to subcontract LQM to interpret soil concentration data using the Roadmaps instead of aquiring an annual licence themselves. This is particularly true for clients considering only a single site or single contaminant, where annual licencing is less cost-effective. Other benefits of this arrangement include:

  • Managing liabilities
  • Leveraging LQM's understanding and insight obtained during the development of the DRR
  • Tapping into LQM's market-leading experience in human health risk assessment

To discuss your requirements for a site-specific interpretation under subcontract, please contact us. All site details will be kept confidential but please be prepared to provide outline details of the available site data and the contaminant(s) involved and the project timescales, etc.

2. Under licence

Organisations wishing to use the Roadmaps repeatedly can obtain rights to utilise them by purchasing an annual licence, the current cost is £995 (excluding VAT). 

In order to use the Roadmaps under licence, an organisation must have both:

  • a current licence; and
  • employ a Registered User to interpret the data.

Registered Users must attend the DRR Registration Course. The licence agreement (see below) describes minimum qualifications and experience for Registered Users candidates.

Please contact us to discuss licencing further or to purchase a licence.

Different versions of the licence are available as follows:


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