Submission of scientific peer-reviewed open literature for the approval of pesticide active substances under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009

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European Food Safety Authority
EFSA Journal
EFSA Journal 2011;9(2):2092
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2011.2092
Acknowledgements

EFSA wishes to thank the members of the Working Group on EFSA Guidance on Submission of scientific peer-reviewed open literature for the approval of pesticide active substances under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 for the work on this scientific output Geoff Frampton (Rapporteur) and Julie Glanville and EFSA staff Elisa Aiassa, José Oriol Magrans and Laura Ciccolallo. EFSA wishes to thank EFSA staff Manuela Tiramani and Danièle Court Marques for the support in finalising the Guidance and former EFSA staff Karin M. Nienstedt for the input provided at the beginning of the process.

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Guidance of EFSA
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EFSA
Question Number
EFSA-Q-2009-00827
Approved
24 February 2011
Published in the EFSA Journal
28 February 2011
Affiliation
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy
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Abstract

This Guidance of EFSA provides instructions on how to identify and select “scientific peer-reviewed open literature” and how to report it in a dossier, as required by Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 on the placing of plant protection products on the market. The EFSA Guidance is intended for: (1) applicants submitting dossiers on active substances of plant protection products under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009; (2) EU Member States’ competent authorities evaluating the dossiers and preparing the draft assessment reports; and (3) the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), responsible for drawing conclusions on the dossiers. This EFSA Guidance provides a definition of scientific peer-reviewed open literature and instructions on how to minimise bias in the identification, selection and inclusion of peer-reviewed open literature in dossiers, according to the principles of systematic review (i.e. methodological rigour, transparency, reproducibility). The EFSA Guidance is compatible with existing OECD Guidance documents for the preparation of active substances dossiers.

Keywords
Literature search, metabolite, OECD dossier, plant protection product, relevance assessment, reliability assessment, study selection