Aim is to develop the European GMO EUginius database. This database contributes to the enforcement of EU legislation on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).
The focus is on worldwide non-authorized GMOs that are not yet safe for humans, animals and the environment. The database is designed as a user-friendly, web-based European database. EUginius has links to the related Chinese initiative GMDD and is complementary to European initiatives such as the database of the EC-JRC in Ispra.
The EUginius database is completed mid 2012 and accessible via the Internet. Confidential information is protected through login-construction and will be visible only to authorized users. Laboratories in the Netherlands as NVWA and RIKILT will make frequent use of the database. For future use a structural maintenance and update of the database is of vital importance.