SNIF Summary Notification Information Format (Summary Notification Information Format ) B Form
In accordance with European notification procedures, you must complete a Summary Notification Information Format (SNIF). Article 11 of Directive 2001/18/EC stipulates that there be exchange of information between the competent authorities and the European Commission. This means that the competent authorities must send a summary of the application form (SNIF form) to the Commission. The SNIF form can be found on the website of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (http://gmoinfo.jrc.ec.europa.eu/). Other Member States can then comment on it within 30 days. A Member State can also request to receive a copy of the full notification.
The SNIF B (‘other GMO Genetically Modified Organism (Genetically Modified Organism )’) form can be downloaded together with the application form, or separately from the website of the Joint Research Centre (http://gmoinfo.jrc.ec.europa.eu/). Examples of previously completed SNIFsare also available on this website.
The SNIF form must be completed in English and sent by e-mail as Word file to the GMO Office through the Gene Therapy Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).