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Co-ordination, harmonisation and exchange of biosecurity practices within a pan European network

Objective

The general use of risk containment procedures can provide a basis for preventing and limiting the consequences of accidents, enabling the risks to be dealt with in a coherent way. All over Europe, different strategies for analysing specific risk categories exist. The objective of this specific support action is to provide data for the harmonisation of safety assurance (risk containment - risk assessment) criteria, definitions and schemes and corresponding legal frameworks applicable to BSL3 and 4 laboratories in the various member states. To achieve this overall aim a pan European network of biosafety experts and a consortium website including an updateable inventory of biosafety relevant elements will be created. The cost-effectiveness of measures and methods designed to ensure the safety of the public and private research infrastructures will be assessed. The information will be compiled in a report. Together with national and international organizations in the field of biosafety a program for training and seminars will be established. Conclusions and recommendations which could be used for future policy making as well at the European level as well on the national level will be the outcome of this project.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-SSP-4
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

FEDERAL VERERINARY OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
Address
Schwarzenburgstrasse 155
Bern
Switzerland

Participants (18)

FEDERAL OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Switzerland
Address
Schwarzenburgstrasse 165
Bern
SCIPROM SÀRL SCIENTIFIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Switzerland
Address
Parc Scientifique Ecublens
Lausanne
DET NORSKE VERITAS AS
Norway
Address
Veritasveien 1
Hovik
HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY CENTRE FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE
United Kingdom
Address
Porton Down
N/A Salisbury
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
Manchester
SMITTSKYDDSINSTITUTET (SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL)
Sweden
Address
Nobels Vag 18
Solna
HANNOVER MEDICAL SCHOOL
Germany
Address
Carl-neuberg-str. 1
30625 Hannover
GENERI BIOTECH S.R.O.
Czechia
Address
Machkova 587
Hradec Kralove
ABBOTT GMBH & CO. KG
Germany
Address
Max-planck-ring 2
Wiesbaden
EUROPEAN BIOSAFETY ASSOCIATION
Belgium
Address
Dreefstraat 19
1880 Kapelle Op Den Bos
DIRECTORATE FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
Norway
Address
Universitetsgaten 2
7000 St Olavspl Oslo
INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
United Kingdom
INSTITUT PASTEUR DE LILLE
France
Address
1 Rue Du Professeur Calmette
245 Lille
INSTITUT PASTEUR
France
Address
25-28, Rue Du Dr Roux
Paris
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS
Germany
Address
Rochusstr. 1
Bonn
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Netherlands
Address
Antoni Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
Bilthoven
FRIEDRICH-LOEFFLER-INSTITUTE, FEDERAL RESEACH INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
Germany
Address
Boddenblick 5A
Greifswald
AUSTRIAN AGENCY FOR HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY (BIOSAFETY PROJECT GROUP)
Austria
Address
Spargelfeldstraße 191
Wien