Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology
- 2311-4622 (online)
- 2414-6854 (print)
This series represents a compilation of the science-based consensus documents developed by the OECD Working Group on the Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology since 1995. They contain information for use during the regulatory assessment of organisms produced from modern biotechnology - transgenic crops, trees, animals and micro-organisms - intended for release in the environment. Information relevant to environmental risk assessment (biosafety) includes biology, centres of origin, reproduction, genetics, interaction with other organisms and other elements. Knowledge of the traits introduced in the organisms, and their biotechnological developments, is also critical. These documents should be of value to applicants for commercial uses of transgenic organisms, to regulators and risk assessors in national authorities in charge of granting approvals to their environmental release, as well as to the wider scientific community. More information on this OECD work can be found at BioTrack Online (http://www.oecd.org/biotrack).
Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms, Volume 4
OECD Consensus Documents
- 09 Nov 2010
- 9789264096158 (PDF) ;9789264096141(print)
The books on "Safety Assessment of Transgenic Organisms" constitute a compilation of the OECD Biosafety Consensus Documents. When published, Volume 1 and 2 contained the documents issued before 2006; Volume 3 and 4 are a continuation of the compilation up to 2010.
The OECD Biosafety Consensus Documents identify elements of scientific information used in the environmental safety and risk assessment of transgenic organisms which are common to OECD member countries and some non members associated with the work. This is intended to encourage information sharing, promote harmonised practices, and prevent duplication of effort among countries.
These books offer ready access to those consensus documents which have been issued on the website thus far. As such, it should be of value to applicants for commercial uses of transgenic organisms (crops, trees, microorganisms), to regulators and risk assessors in national authorities, as well as the wider scientific community.
More information on the OECD's work related to the biosafety of transgenic organisms is found at BioTrack Online (http://www.oecd.org/biotrack).