EFSA presents guidance on expert knowledge elicitation

EFSA has published guidance to help it gather expert opinion to use in risk assessments when the necessary information is not available in scientific literature or publicly accessible databases. The guidance outlines a method for selecting experts from:

  • national authorities
  • industry
  • the scientific community and
  • others with specialist knowledge.

The document explains how to obtain knowledge from experts and analyse their answers to extract reliable, unbiased and reproducible information.