Implementing EFSA’s Independence Policy: rules published

In June 2017, EFSA’s Management Board adopted a new Independence Policy, providing a clear framework for the way in which the Authority manages the interests of its scientific experts and others with whom it works.

Underpinning the Independence Policy is a set of rules that detail how EFSA will implement the Policy in practice and that provides guidance to scientific experts and others on how to declare relevant interests and how they will be assessed by EFSA to prevent conflicts.

The rules will be applied for the first time to the selection procedure for the renewal of EFSA’s Scientific Panels. The mandate for the new Panels runs from July 2018 for three years.

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