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Genetically Modified Organisms: applications and consents

Information about the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) for research purposes application and consent process.

To protect human health and the environment and ensure consumer choice, there is strict legislation controlling the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

Consents for release of genetically modified organisms for research purposes are granted by the Secretary of State under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 111 and 112 and the Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) Regulations 2002.

This list covers the UK and includes consents granted by ministers in the Devolved Administrations. Details of all release consents can be found on the statutory GMO Public Register. Please contact gm-regulation@defra.gsi.gov.uk for further information.

Consents granted to release genetically modified organisms

List of all current UK consents for the release of genetically modified organisms for research purposes. Consents issued before January 2012 are available on the National Archives website.

Each consent granted will include:

  • Consent letter (confirming consent and outlining any conditions)
  • Part A(1): Information required under schedule 1 of the Genetically Modified Organisms (Deliberate Release) regulations 2002.
  • Part A(2-6): (If applicable) Details of related previous releases, including any data, results and risks.
  • Part B: Information about the release application to be included on the public register.

This list includes consents granted by ministers in the Devolved Administrations.

  1. Genetically Modified Organisms: Rothamsted Research (14/R8/01)

    • 16 April 2014
    • Research and analysis
  2. Genetically Modified Organisms: Celladon Corporation (13/R46/01)

    • 22 November 2013
    • Research and analysis
  3. Genetically Modified Organisms: Bavarian Nordic Inc. (12/R44/01)

    • 22 November 2013
    • Research and analysis
  4. Genetically Modified Organisms: Rothamsted Research (11/R8/01)

    • 22 November 2013
    • Research and analysis
  5. Genetically Modified Organisms: Bavarian Nordic Inc. (11/R44/01)

    • 22 November 2013
    • Research and analysis

Locations of current consents

This list covers sites with consent for deliberate release of GMOs, for any other purpose than for placing on the market.

  1. Genetically Modified Organisms: list of current consents

    • 16 April 2014
    • Research and analysis

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