Contained use: GMO (Plants/Animals)

Guidelines for GMOs in the lab

What are GMOs?

“Genetically modified organism” means an organism in which the genetic material has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally by mating or natural recombination, or by a combination of both (Article 3(1))

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) can comprise GM plants, GM animals (also known as transgenic plants or transgenic animals) and are inclusive of Genetically Modified Micro-organisms (GMMs).

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs - Plants & Animals) Forms

For contained use of a Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO Plant & Animals) under S.I. No. 73 of 2001 the following items are required:

1.  A cover letter including information on user, premises and GMO are required under legislation.

Form - Part I <<< Cover letter can be downloaded from here.

2. A risk assessment must be carried out following regulatory guidelines

Form - Part II <<< Risk Assessment form can be downloaded from here.

Risk Assessment examples and forms can also be found on the Risk Assessments section of this website.




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