Belgian Biosafety Advisory Council
Experts groups of the Council
In the framework of the scientific evaluation of regulatory dossiers and other biosafety-related matters, the Biosafety Council and the Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB) can call for the scientific support of external experts. This cooperation with scientific experts is very important to deliver scientifically sound advices to the competent authorities. The Biosafety Council and the SBB are indeed unique interfaces between the academic and the regulatory areas in the field of biotechnology.
For this purpose, the Biosafety Council and the SBB have drawn up a common list of experts. There are currently 5 groups of experts:
Experts are consulted on a case by case basis, depending of the spectific expertise needed in the frame of the evaluation of a dossier. The expertise is most of the cases done according to a written procedure. The experts are entitled to receive a financial allowance for their scientific work.
The common list of experts is regularly updated. This is an opportunity to include new scientists who would be interested in participating in the evaluation of biosafety dossiers.
Interested individuals are required to submit to
the attention of the SBB a motivation letter and a nomination
form corresponding to the expert group in which
they would like to participate (see below) together with a copy
of their CV.
For your information you can also see the code of conducts for experts, the form that each expert will have to sign each time he/she participates in the expertise of a dossier.