In its terms of reference annexed to decision BS-VII/12
, the AHTEG was mandated to revise and improve the Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms.
The Guidance was developed in response to decision BS-IV/11
by the previous AHTEG on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, in collaboration with the Online Forum on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, and has undergone a testing process
, as outlined in decision BS-VI/12
, based on actual cases of risk assessment. The results of the testing will form the basis for our work. The results of the testing, including a quantitative analysis of the responses, comments and original submissions, are available compiled here
Following a request in the decision BS-VII/12, the Secretariat grouped the original comments provided through the testing into categories to facilitate the work of the AHTEG. The grouped comments are available for download as an Excel file through the link on the right (please note that the Excel file contains seven worksheets, one for comments on each section of the Guidance plus one for general comments).
This discussion will take place from 16 February to 2 March 2015 at 1:00 a.m. GMT (i.e. for countries west of the Greenwich meridian, the discussion will close on the night of Sunday, 1 March 2015).