In an article published on January 17, 2019, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reinforces its commitment to “open data policy” and its plans to make public “the scientific data it uses for EU-wide monitoring programs and surveys and many of its risk assessments.”  

In the report published on the same day, EFSA informs that it will “share data collected in areas such as: food consumption habits; pesticide residues in food; chemical contaminants and additives in food; foodborne disease outbreaks; and antimicrobial resistance” by making it available through the Knowledge Junction repository launched November 2016 (FPF reported). The “first datasets” will be published already this year. 

The EFSA’s approach to managing data now and in the future is further discussed in an editorial and a concept paper authored by several EFSA scientists, also published on January 17, 2019.  

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EFSA (January 17, 2019). “EFSA to share data on open-access platform. 


EFSA (2019). “Publication of scientific data from EU-coordinated monitoring programs and surveys.” EFSA Supporting Publications 16:1544E. 

Cappe, S., et al. (2019). “Editorial: The future of data in EFSA.” EFSA Journal 17:e17011. 

Gilsenan, M., et al. (2019). “Concept paper on the future of data in EFSA.” Zenodo DOI 10.5281/zenodo.2020042