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How to identify and characterise uncertainties in EFSA's scientific assessments

The course is tailored for assessments under the remit of EFSA’s Biological Hazards Panel.

Course dates

March 5, 2019 at 9.00 to March 6, 2019 at 13.00

Course participants

The course is for members of EFSA’s Scientific Committee/Panels, their working groups, members of the EFSA Networks, and EFSA staff.

Course objectives

In January 2018 EFSA published the “Guidance on Uncertainty Analysis in Scientific Assessments” which describes its new harmonised approach to assessing and taking account of uncertainties in food safety, and animal and plant health. This approach aims to boost the transparency of EFSA’s scientific advice and make it more robust for decision-making. The guidance offers a diverse toolbox of scientific methods and technical tools for uncertainty analysis.

The objective of the course is to enable the understanding and practical implementation of the guidance document for assessments under the remit of EFSA’s Biological Hazards Panel.

Course content

The course will include lectures, exercises and case studies that will enable understanding and the practical application of the guidance document.

Trainers

Andy Hart and Peter Craig

Course application

The course is for members of EFSA’s Scientific Committee/Panels, their working groups, members of the EFSA Networks, and EFSA staff.

EFSA’s Scientific Committee/Panels, their working groups, members of the EFSA Networks apply here.

EFSA staff apply via their unit.

Application deadline is February 4, 2019

EFSA reserves the right to select the participants from all applicants. After the deadline, all applicants will be informed whether they can actually attend the training.

Handling of personal data

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