Priority topics for guidance development by EFSA’s Scientific Committee

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Article
risk assessment, guidance document
First published in the EFSA Journal
20 June 2016
Adopted
19 May 2016
Type
Scientific Opinion
Abstract

EFSA asked its Scientific Committee to review its own cross-cutting guidance for scientific assessments in order to identify gaps requiring either new or the revision of existing guidance. Through strategic discussions, the Scientific Committee identified topics to be included in its 2016–2018 work programme without ranking their priority. Three topics were identified for activity leading to the development of new guidance: individual susceptibility and uncertainty factors; interpretation of epidemiological studies; history of use. These will be further discussed and introduced into the rolling work programme as time and resources become available. Work is already underway in three areas which will lead to new or revised cross-cutting guidance: chemical mixtures; follow up on the Threshold of Toxicological Concern approach; nanotechnologies. The Scientific Committee will continue to keep priorities for cross-cutting guidance across EFSA's fields of responsibility under review.

Panel members at the time of adoption
Diane Benford, Thorhallur Halldorsson, Anthony Hardy, Michael John Jeger, Katrine Helle Knutsen, Simon More, Alicja Mortensen, Hanspeter Naegeli, Hubert Noteborn, Colin Ockleford, Antonia Ricci, Guido Rychen, Josef R. Schlatter, Vittorio Silano, Roland Solecki and Dominique Turck
Scientific Committee
Contact
sc.secretariat [at] efsa.europa.eu
doi
10.2903/j.efsa.2016.4502
EFSA Journal 2016;14(6):4502 [9 pp.].
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Number of Pages
9