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EFSA: Two public consultations on new draft guidance

Public consultation on Guidance on The Use of the Weight of Evidence Approach in Scientific Assessments

Deadline:  1 May 2017

Document (1.3 MB)

EFSA’s Scientific Committee has developed a draft guidance document on the use of the weight of evidence approach in scientific assessments for use in all areas under EFSA’s remit.  The guidance document addresses the use of the weight of evidence in scientific assessments using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. Several case studies covering the various areas under EFSA’s remit are annexed to the guidance document to illustrate the applicability of the proposed approach.  Following this public consultation, the scientific committee will review the contributions and consider them in developing the final version of the guidance document.

In line with EFSA’s policy on openness and transparency and in order for EFSA to receive comments from the scientific community and stakeholders, EFSA has launched public consultations on this draft document. Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 1 May 2017.

More here: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/170306-0

 

Public consultation on Guidance for the identification of biological relevance of adverse/ positive health effects from experimental animal and human studies

Deadline:  1 May 2017

Document (1.22 MB)

EFSA’s Scientific Committee has developed a draft guidance document providing generic issues and criteria to consider biological relevance, particularly when deciding on whether an observed effect is of biological relevance, i.e. is adverse (or shows a positive health effect) or not. The opinion clarifies a number of definitions and concepts, such as, responses of a biological system to exposure, mode of action and adverse outcome pathways, thresholds, critical effect, modelling approaches, biomarkers, which are central to biological relevance and in order to achieve that these concepts are used in a consistent way across EFSA areas of activity. Several case studies covering the various EFSA areas are referred to in the guidance and annexed to the opinion to illustrate the proposed approach. Following this public consultation, the scientific committee will review the contributions and consider them in developing the final version of the guidance document.

In line with EFSA’s policy on openness and transparency and in order for EFSA to receive comments from the scientific community and stakeholders, EFSA has launched public consultations on this draft document. Interested parties are invited to submit written comments by 1 May 2017.

More here: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/consultations/call/170306

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