Best Practices / Guidelines

  • 16-June-2014


    Button Battery Safety

    Many devices using small batteries have battery compartments that are easy to open and most people do not know there are safety concerns. Consumers worldwide need to be aware of the serious injuries that small batteries shaped like coins and buttons can cause when swallowed by children.

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  • 7-March-2014


    Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate of Manufactured Nanomaterials: Test Guidelines

    This document includes the conclusions and recommendations resulting from a workshop that addressed the ecotoxicology and environmental fate of manufactured nanomaterials, and in particular the applicability of existing OECD Test Guidelines (TG) related to these topics. A number of TG developments are underway at OECD as a follow-up to these recommendations.

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  • 18-September-2013


    Low-level presence of transgenic plants in seed and grain commodities: Environmental risk/safety Assessment, and availability and use of information

    This Biosafety document aims to serve as an aid to risk assessors and regulators; providing guidance on handling the aspects of an environmental safety assessment, accessing and using information in situations of low-level presence (LLP) of transgenic plants in seed and grain commodities.

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  • 25-February-2013


    OECD Recommendation on the Governance of Clinical Trials

    This framework introduces a risk-based oversight and management methodology for clinical trials. It combines a stratified approach that is based on the marketing authorisation status of the medical product and can be applied in a common manner across countries’ regulatory frameworks, with a trial-specific approach that considers other issues such as the type of populations concerned by the trial, or the informed consent of the patients.

  • 1-February-2013


    Consensus document on composition of new soybean varieties: food and feed nutrients, anti-nutrients, toxicants and allergens

    This revised document supplies basic information (compositional considerations, key constituents), useful in risk/safety assessment of food and feed using new varieties of soybean (Glycine max.). This updated publication replaces the original issue of 2001.

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  • 31-January-2013


    Consensus document on the biology of the Brassica crops

    This Biosafety Document is intended to supply basic information (biology mainly), useful in environmental risk/safety assessment. Agriculture plant species of Brassica genus are cropped worldwide as oilseeds, vegetables and for other uses.

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  • 22-March-2012

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    Planning Guide for Public Engagement and Outreach in Nanotechnology

    This guide comprises eight key points for planning public engagement activities. It contains a set of questions to help policy makers develop a plan from start to finish, as well as practical case studies from countries that have used the guide in their communication activities.

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  • 5-January-2012

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    Effective Modelling of Urban Systems to Address the Challenges of Climate Change and Sustainability

    This Global Science Forum report and its annexed survey analysis identify the existing tools and strategies for urban modelling and their current limitations, and propose a series of policy recommendations aimed at improving the effectiveness and use of urban models.

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  • 5-August-2011


    OECD Guide to Measuring the Information Society 2011

    This guide provides the statistical definitions, classifications and methods to measure and compare the information society across countries. It provides a standard reference for statisticians, analysts and policy-makers in the field.

  • 15-June-2011


    Public Consultation - Draft OECD Recommendation on Assessing the Sustainability of Bio-based Products

    The Recommendation seeks to assist both OECD member and non-member countries in the development of appropriate sustainability assessment methodologies for bio-based products.

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