OC/EFSA/SCER/2014/02-Lot 1 'Specialised training courses on certain aspects of food safety risk assessment for members of EFSA's Scientific Committee/Panels and their working groups, open to EFSA staff' - final report

E.L. Wipfler, T.C.M. Brock, A. Hart, Lorraine Maltby, Peter Graig

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Abstract

This final report evaluates the training courses delivered under the contract OC/EFSA/SCER/2014/02-Lot 1. Two types of specialised training courses were delivered: a training course addressing uncertainty in EFSA’s scientific assessments and a training course on Environmental Risk Assessment. Both trainings were evaluated as very good by the participants. In addition to its primary aim of supporting the understanding and practical implementation of best risk assessment practices, the uncertainty training was used to obtain feedback on the draft guidance document. Therefore, only invited participants could follow the training and selection ensured that each unit was represented in the training. The training course now has to be updated in line with the final version of the guidance document. One of the objectives of the training was to strengthen the dissemination of ERA guidance and modelling practises and to ensure the uptake of guidance on cross-cutting risk assessment approaches amongst members of EFSA’s Scientific Committee/Panels, their working groups and EFSA staff. This aim is partly achieved as participants of different backgrounds joined the trainings. It was noted however, that only a few panel member participated and participants with a background in pesticide risk assessment were over-represented as compared to the other work fields of EFSA.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1346E
Number of pages34
JournalEFSA Supporting Publications
Volume14
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2017

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