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GMP Two Year Safety Testing

Objective

G-TwYST will execute rat feeding trials with GM maize NK 603 based on OECD Test Guidelines and according to EFSA considerations. In the case of maize NK603 two 90-day and a combined 2-year chronic toxicity/carcinogenicity study will be performed. By combining the results of the G-TwYST project with those of the GRACE project (90-day and 1-year study with maize MON810) it will be possible for the first time to describe the potential medium term and long term toxic effects of the two above-mentioned events.
Partners will strictly comply with international standards and norms concerning feeding trials and closely collaborate with EFSA. Feeding stuff used in the trials will be produced according to the principles of good agricultural practice. The project will analyse and report the results of the feeding trials and develop recommendations on the scientific justification and added value of long-term feeding trials for GMO risk assessment.
The project will ensure scientific excellence, independence and transparency of both the research process and the results. Transparency and accessibility of project plans and results is a key characteristic of the project and will be ensured by establishing a project website and by using an open access database set up by GRACE as information hubs. Results will be published as open access journal papers. Dedicated engagement, communication, and dissemination activities will target scientists, policy makers and a broad range of stakeholders. Participatory steps will be included in the planning as well as in the interpretation/conclusion phase. Moreover, the views of risk assessment and regulatory bodies as well as wider societal issues will also be taken into consideration.
The results of the project will enable risk managers drawing conclusions with regard to framework of the currently applicable GM food/feed risk assessment requirements and procedures in the EU.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2013-FEEDTRIALS
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

STIFTUNG TIERAERZTLICHE HOCHSCHULE HANNOVER
Address
Bunteweg 2
30559 Hannover
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 375 855
Administrative Contact
Peter Joppe (Mr.)

Participants (8)

CENTRE DE RECERCA EN AGRIGENOMICA CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UB
Spain
EU contribution
€ 76 617,32
Address
Parc De Recerca De L Uab Campus Uab Edifici Crag Bellaterra
08193 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Maite Iriarte (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 374 428
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bert Jansen
JULIUS KUHN-INSTITUT BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR KULTURPFLANZEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 984 428
Address
Erwin-baur-strasse 27
06484 Quedlinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Knut Steffens
DE VRIEND HUBRECHT CORNELIS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 174 896
Address
Hogesteeg 9
3972 JS Driebergen Rijsenburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Huib De Vriend (Dr.)
ROGER ALISON LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 245 040
Address
Caerfyrddin Fach Cilcennin
SA48 8RN Lampeter
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roger Alison (Mr.)
SLOVENSKA ZDRAVOTNICKA UNIVERZITA V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 508 290
Address
Limbova 12
83303 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dagmar Zeljenkova (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 186 286
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Armin Spök (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 74 049,68
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jordi Castanyer (Mr.)