With the implementation of ISO 9001:2015 quality assurance standards in the DOST Biosafety Committee (DOST-BC), the process for approval of applications for contained use of GMOs is streamlined to facilitate the decision-making process.
In June 2018, the Department of Science and Technology – Central Office (DOST-CO) has been awarded ISO certification. The processing of application for the conduct of research involving GMOs under contained use of the DOST-BC is one of the frontline services of the DOST included in the DOST-CO’s scope for ISO certification. The DOST-BC set a Quality Objective to ensure that 100% of the received proposals are reviewed, evaluated, and results are released within 60 working days.
- Name of Institution
University of the Philippines-Los Banos (UPLB)
- Date of Approval
Aug. 20, 2016
OVCRE Main Office, 3F UPLB Main Library, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna
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Dr. Marian P. De Leon Member and BSO
The DOST Biosafety Committee, during its 114th monthly meeting, initiated the creation of a Technical Working Group, for the development of guidelines for Genetically Modified Fish upon recognizing the need to have a regulation in place in anticipation of the entry of GM Fish. The query from the BFAR on the possible entry of GM fish for R&D prompted the Committee to take steps to put up a system to address the concerns on GM Fish.