EFSA’s Catalogue of support initiatives during the life-cycle of applications for regulated products
As part of EFSA’s effort on-going commitment to engage with all its stakeholders and to increase understanding of its scientific risk assessment work, the Scientific Evaluation of Regulated Products (REPRO) Department has developed an EFSA customer oriented approach towards all stakeholders in the area of applications for regulated products with the aim to establish an evaluation process that is more interactive and responsive. The current EFSA Catalogue provides the list of harmonized support initiatives that are currently implemented in EFSA during the entire life-cycle of applications for regulated products. The description of each initiative includes the nature and the scope of the service, the phase in the life-cycle of the application, the format, the unit in charge, the date from which the service is in place, when it is applicable, the participants involved, the type of outcome expected, who can request the service, when and how to access the service and the staff member/s in charge. By describing the details for each support initiative, EFSA wishes to increase awareness on the matter and especially encourage an active accessibility to the different services in place for applicants and other interested parties when possible and needed. The proposed support initiatives currently harmonised and presented with the EFSA Catalogue will be updated and completed with newly developed ones in the upcoming years, in view of arising needs and resource availability in EFSA.