Applications helpdesk – support for scientific evaluation of regulated products

A growing part of EFSA’s work relates to the safety assessment of regulated products, substances and claims submitted for authorisation in the European Union (EU). EFSA does not grant market authorisation but rather provides independent scientific advice and a solid scientific foundation to underpin the market authorisation decisions taken by EU Member States and the European Commission.

EFSA’s work in relation to the scientific evaluation of regulated product applications is carried out by its scientific panels of independent experts and by the experts working in EFSA’s scientific units . Most of these units are grouped under the Scientific Evaluation of Regulated Products (REPRO) Directorate.

From November 2011, the Applications Helpdesk acts as a front office and support desk for applicants, Member States and other stakeholders who have questions regarding applications. In the future, it will also be responsible within EFSA for centralising and processing the initial administrative steps of all applications (including reception, registration and verifying the administrative completeness of the information in the submitted application).

Ask a question about applications

If you have any questions, such as how to make an application, what the legal framework is or what the technical requirements for submissions are, please read the dedicated Frequently Asked Questions concerning applications in the following scientific areas: