In an article published on November 14, 2016 European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) informs that the scientific models it has used over the last 15 years can be freely accessed via a new EFSA community, the Knowledge Junction. Furthermore, a selection of these tools has been made available for public use as web applications on the new EFSA Statistical Models Platform (to see an example – logon: guest, password: guest). Marking the launch of Knowledge Junction, EFSA also released a video explaining the importance of models for science.
Interested parties are also invited to submit and share their own models. “We have set up this new community platform to make all the models we have used available to people interested in food and feed risk assessment. Our aim is to improve transparency, reproducibility and evidence reuse,” so Hans Verhagen, head of risk assessment and scientific support at EFSA.
EFSA (November 14, 2016). “Knowledge Junction – open access to scientific models and tools.”
EFSAchannel (November 14, 2016). “What is a model?” YouTube
Anni-Rose Harrison-Dunn (November 16, 2016). “EFSA models transparency with open source ‘Knowledge Junction’.” Food Navigator