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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 22626

  • Start date

    1 April 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2008

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 747 137

  • EU contribution

    € 747 137

Coordinated by:

FEDERAL VERERINARY OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Switzerland

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.

Coordinator

FEDERAL VERERINARY OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Address

Schwarzenburgstrasse 155
Bern

Switzerland

Participants (18)

FEDERAL OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Switzerland

SCIPROM SÀRL SCIENTIFIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Switzerland

DET NORSKE VERITAS AS

Norway

HEALTH PROTECTION AGENCY CENTRE FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER

United Kingdom

SMITTSKYDDSINSTITUTET (SWEDISH INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL)

Sweden

HANNOVER MEDICAL SCHOOL

Germany

GENERI BIOTECH S.R.O.

Czechia

ABBOTT GMBH & CO. KG

Germany

EUROPEAN BIOSAFETY ASSOCIATION

Belgium

DIRECTORATE FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Norway

INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH

United Kingdom

INSTITUT PASTEUR DE LILLE

France

INSTITUT PASTEUR

France

FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS

Germany

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Netherlands

FRIEDRICH-LOEFFLER-INSTITUTE, FEDERAL RESEACH INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH

Germany

AUSTRIAN AGENCY FOR HEALTH AND FOOD SAFETY (BIOSAFETY PROJECT GROUP)

Austria

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 22626

  • Start date

    1 April 2006

  • End date

    30 November 2008

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 747 137

  • EU contribution

    € 747 137

Coordinated by:

FEDERAL VERERINARY OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

Switzerland