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Competent National Authority
Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2004-10-13 09:35 UTC (ADMINISTRATORS)
Date of last update
2019-01-24 12:47 UTC (Melanie.Josefsson@naturvardsverket.se)
Date of publication
2019-01-24 12:47 UTC (Melanie.Josefsson@naturvardsverket.se)

General information
  • Sweden
Name of the Competent National Authority
The Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board
The Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board
Fogdevreten 2A
Sweden, SE-171 65
Phone:+46 8 50884630
Fax:+46 8-508 846 33
Regulatory function
Administrative functions
  • Competent National Authorities and National Focal Points
  • Human and/or Animal Health
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Monitors developments in the field of gene technology (including ethical aspects) and provides advice on its use.
Detailed description of the regulatory functions
According to its instructions (1994:902), the Board is to promote an ethically defensible and safe use of gene technology by the provision of advice, so that the health of people and animals is safeguarded. The Board shall in that connection take into consideration the importance of maintaining a good research policy climate.

The Board shall keep abreast of the national and international developments in the field of gene technology, in order to be able to evaluate the effect of new applications of gene technology on health and the environment and to be able to make an ethical assessment of new aspects of development.
The Board also has the task of disseminating knowledge about developments in gene technology. It shall further notify the Government if any area of use or planned area of use of gene technology can be called into question from an ethical or humanitarian point of view, or if the area for public supervision needs to be expanded to include other matters than those at present subject to public control.

The Board makes statements on applications for consent pursuant to the Act concerning Genetically Modified Organisations and consults the supervisory authorities when regulations are notified pursuant to the act. The EEA agreement and membership of the EU also entail that statements are made on applications for intentional placement of genetically modified organisms and release on the market of such products in other countries within the EU.

Types of LMOs under its jurisdiction
  • Advisory Board for all organism group
Additional contact information
Contact person
Marie Nyman
Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board
Karolinksa Institutet Science Park
Fogdevreten 2A
Sweden, SE171 65
Phone:08-508 846 31
Birgit Postal
Swedish Gene Technology Advisory Board
Fogdevägen 2A
Sweden, SE 171 65
Phone:+46508 846 32

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