The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is the national institute which prepares expert reports and opinions on questions concerning the safety of food, feed and chemicals, as well as consumer health protection, on the basis of internationally recognised scientific evaluation criteria. It advises the Federal Government and other institutions and interest groups in these areas. The BfR conducts its own research on topics that are closely linked to its assessment tasks. It is an institution with legal capacity within the portfolio of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).
Within EDCMET, the Department of Food Safety of the BfR will be engaged in in vitro experimentation related to functional metabolic profiling of EDs and multi-omics analyses devoted to ED-related AOP refinement and development. BfR will also participate in the analyses of animal studies with selected EDs in order to elucidate in vivo effects and related AOPs. BfR will lead the EDCMET activities related to dissemination and outreach, including effective communication and stakeholder involvement, workshop organization, and communication of the project results to supranational bodies to foster future regulatory implementation of ED test systems.
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