Workflow for scientific opinions

The workflow for scientific opinions runs from the moment EFSA receives a request for scientific advice or initiates its own activity to the moment it publishes and communicates its scientific findings.


Receipt of request
EFSA’s advice informs the policies of risk managers - so EFSA carries out much of its work in response to requests from the European Commission, European Parliament and EU Member States, as well as initiating its own scientific activities.
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EFSA’s main task is to carry out scientific risk assessments. The evaluation stage is the main part of the risk assessment workflow. It is carried out by scientific experts tasked to deliver opinions on specific issues.
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Adoption and Communication
Risk communication is part of EFSA’s mandate. EFSA makes all of its scientific advice publicly available through its website and seeks to raise awareness and explain its findings to all interested parties.
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