Transparency Regulation Implementation Training Programme | European Food Safety Authority Skip to main content

Transparency Regulation Implementation Training Programme

A new regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain becomes applicable on 27 March 2021.

The regulation aims to increase the transparency of risk assessment in the food chain, to strengthen the reliability, objectivity and independence of the studies submitted to EFSA, and reinforce the governance of EFSA to ensure its long-term sustainability.

To help stakeholders better understand and prepare for the new arrangements, we will be producing a range of supporting materials such as animated tutorials and holding a series of training sessions.

All the materials as well as the calendar of activities will be available on this dedicated page, which will be updated over the coming weeks.

As a first step, we held an information session on 19 November to give an overview of the processes and administrative requirements introduced by the new regulation. The first training sessions will follow in January 2021.

The Transparency Regulation will introduce new processes and tools affecting - in particular - stakeholders and business operators involved in the assessment of applications.

To promote a better understanding of the new tools and processes that will be implemented after the entry into application of the Transparency Regulation on 27 March 2021, and to ensure a smooth transition for all parties affected by the related changes, EFSA and the European Commission have been developing a series of webinars and video tutorials.

You can find below a provisional calendar, which will be kept regularly updated (please note that the schedule may be subject to changes).

Date

Title

Target audience

Material

20/11/2020

Implementing the Transparency Regulation: Requirements, tools and services

All

Webinar

20/11/2020

Transparency Regulation: What’s new for business operators and applicants?

Business Operators

Video Introduction

20/11/2020

Table of Contents (TOC) for application submission

Business Operators

Video Introduction

13/01/2021

Account registration / AskAQuestion

All

Video Introduction 
Video Tutorial 

22/01/2021

Public Access to Document (PAD)

All

Video Tutorial

30/03/2021

OpenEFSA Portal: Features implementing the Transparency Regulation

All

Video Introduction

16/02/2021

Notification of Study and Pre-submission Advice

Business Operators

Webinar (recording and supporting material)

Q1 2021

Update of sectoral and administrative Guidance Documents to address the Transparency Regulation provisions

All

Video Introduction

Q2 2021 

Notification of Study check for pesticides

Competent Authorities

Webinar

25/03/2021

Notification of Study and Pre-submission Advice

Business Operators

Webinar

14/04/2021  Confidentiality for Applicants/Business Operators  Business Operators Webinar 

18/12/2020

IUCLID: From mixture dataset to dossier creation

Business Operators

Video Tutorial

29/03/2021
(9:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00) 

31/03/2021 (9:30-12:00) 

IUCLID Metapath: how to complete MSS composers for pesticides plant metabolism studies – 2 sessions

Business operators/ Member States/ All interested parties

Webinar

20/04/2021 (14:00-18:00) 

IUCLID MetaPath: how to complete DER composers for pesticides mammalian metabolism studies.  

Business operators/ Member States/ All interested parties 

Webinar 

18/03/2021 (10:00-12:00) 

22/03/2021 
(10:00–12:00) 

IUCLID for applicants (2 sessions)

Business Operators

Webinar (recording and supporting material)

11/05/2021 (10:00-12:00) 

20/05/2021 (10:00-12:00) 

IUCLID for regulators

Rapporteur Member States performing substance and MRL evaluations

Webinar (registration)

Q2 2021

IUCLID for the general public

General Public

Webinar

20/01/2021

e-submission food chain platform: introduction to the system

All

Video Introduction 

09/03/2021 How to create my EU login to access the platform  All Quick guide

05/02/2021

e-submission food chain platform: how to create, submit and follow up on my application/notification

Business Operators

Video Tutorial (Part 1Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

25/02/2021

e-submission food chain platform: Member States Competent Authority tutorial for : Food Contact Materials, Smoke, flavouring new and modification , Health claims and GMO Food and Feed new and modification.

Member States / Competent authorities

Video Tutorial

25/02/2021

e-submission food chain platform: Member States Competent Authority tutorial for : GMO directive 2001/18/EC on deliberate release into the environment (Part C) 

Member States / Competent authorities 

Video Tutorial