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Date of creation
2009-01-20 16:46 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2012-05-09 19:55 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2012-05-09 19:55 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General Information
Guide for notifications and risk assessment for releases into the environment of genetically modified organisms. Module 1: Genetically modified crop plant (DRAFT)
Public Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI)
Organization(s) involved in the publication of this resource
Piet van der Meer
Public Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI)
Oude Delft 60
CD Delft
Netherlands, 2611
Email:pietvandermeer@cs.com,Copy to: kim.meulenbroeks@efbpublic.org
Url:Public Research & Regulation
Mr. Kim Meulenbroeks
Secretariat of Public Research and Regulation Initiative
Delft University of Technology, Working Group Biotechnology and Society
Julianalaan 67, 2628 BC Delft, The Netherlands
Phone:+31 15 278 6654
Fax:+31 15 278 2355
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Summary, abstract or table of contents
The focus of this Guide is the technical and scientific information required for notification, and in particular for risk assessment. This module on genetically modified crop plants contains, among others: (i) Guidance on the process of notification; (ii) Guidance on the general, administrative information requirements; (iii) Guidance on the technical information requirements; (iv) Guidance on risk assessment; (v) An Annex with examples of a summaries of relevant characteristics of crop plants that are frequently used for genetic modification; (vi) An Annex with examples of summaries of relevant characteristics of genes that are frequently used with genetic modification; (vii) An Annex with examples of risk assessment.

The Table of Contents is as follows:


Table of contents

1. Planning - checking internal institute procedures and legal requirements
2. General and administrative information in notifications
3. Technical information in notifications
4. The environmental risk assessment
5. General and cross cutting issues


Annex I - summaries of the biology of crop plants
Annex II - relevant characteristics of inserted genes
Annex III - worksheet (risk assessment per gene)
Annex IV - Examples of risk assessment considerations
Annex V - List of Abbreviations
Annex VI - Glossary of terms

Endnotes - background information and opinion articles
Thematic areas
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
Additional Information
Type of resource
  • Manual / Tutorial / FAQ / Dictionary
Publisher and its location
Public Research and Regulation Initiative (PRRI), Delft, The Netherlands
108-page paper
Keywords and any other relevant information
risk assessment
This document was part of the submission of the PRRI for the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Risk Assessment and Risk Management under COP-MOP Decision BS-IV/11.
LMO categories: Plants