The Process of Assessment

  • A. Ely
  • A. StirlingEmail author
Part of the Risk, Governance and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 15)

This chapter is dedicated to those activities carried out solely by assessors, largely EFSA, focusing on the work of EFSA under the proposed General Framework. As has already been mentioned, the first activity, screening, involves the identification of the most appropriate assessment approach for the threat in question. Detailed criteria for screening threats are developed during the process of review, as mentioned briefly in the previous chapter; the actual use of these criteria will be treated in more detail in Sect. 4.2, below. The various aspects of the actual assessment process, how they relate to the legal and institutional requirements of good governance outlined in Sect. 1.2.2, and how they can help to overcome the challenges outlined in Sect. 1.3, will then be addressed in Sect. 4.3.


Risk Assessment Assessment Process Scientific Uncertainty Probabilistic Risk Assessment Hazard Identification 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SPRU-Science and Technology Policy ResearchUniversity of SussexAfrica, China, Europe and the USA
  2. 2.Director of Science at SPRU-Science and Technology Policy ResearchUniversity of SussexUnited Kingdom

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