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On 16-17 December 2014 G-TwYST organised a worskhop in Vienna to discuss draft study plans with stakeholders. Some 700 stakeholder contacts representing

Competent Authorities, both at the EU and the national level of all 28 Member States, industry, farming and professional organisations, civil society organisations (CSOs) and scientists in received a safe-the-dat note in September 2014 followed by a more detailed invitation with a preliminary agenda in October. Participation in the workshop was open to anyone representing one of the stakeholder categories mentioned above


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41 stakeholders from 14 Member States, USA and Norway participated in the workshop. The graphic indicates the participation of the different stakeholder groups.


Stakeholders were encouraged to submit written comments after the workshop. We received a total of more than 100 comments. All comments were carefully considered and replied to by members of the G-TwYST team.


This has resulted in a number of documents that are  available for download:


G-TwYST presentations held on 16 & 17 December 2014 in Vienna:

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Comments on statistical methods for safety assessment published

March 6, 2018


In safety assessments a large number of non-target effects  has to be analysed statistically. A recent paper published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry advocates an approach which leads to over-optimistic conclusions. In a recent Correspondence to this journal the concerns about the misapplication of methodology are explained. See: Safety Assessments and Multiplicity Adjustment: Comments on a Recent Paper, available on the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry website at http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jafc.7b03686.

Registration for Final Conference open

1 March, 2018


On April 16, 2018 G-TwYST organises a conference on general conclusions and recommendations from three scientific projects: G-TwYST, GRACE and GMO90+. Registration for this conference is compulsory and can be done by completing the registration form at the G-TwYST website. Registration is open until April 6, 2018.

More information, including a preliminary programme, is available on the G-TwYST Final Conference webpage.