On this page you find several links to relevant organisations and websites.


GMO Office 
The Genetically Modified Organisms Office ( GMO Genetically Modified Organism (Genetically Modified Organism) Office) in the Netherlands is the contact for information regarding notifications and permit applications in the field of GMOs.

The Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification ( COGEM Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification (Netherlands Commission on Genetic Modification)) provides scientific advice to the government on the risks to human health and the environment of the production and use of GMOs and informs the government of ethical and societal issues linked to genetic modification.

Ministry of IenW 
Website of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Watermanagement with general information on biotechnology, GMOs, publications, laws and regulations.

Ministry of VWS 
Website of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.

Website of the Medicines Evaluation Board.

The Central Committee on Research Involving Human Subjects ( CCMO Central Committee on Research involving Human Subjects (Central Committee on Research involving Human Subjects))  guarantees the protection of test subjects involved in medical scientific research, by verification against the related statutory regulation and taking into account the interest of medical scientific progress.

Internet portal of the CCMO for submission and review of medical ethics research with human subjects in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands Society for Gene and Cell Therapy ( NVGCT Netherlands Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (Netherlands Society for Gene and Cell Therapy)) is dedicated to facilitate exchange of knowledge and expertise in the field of gene therapy, cell therapy and genetic vaccines.

BVF platform 
A society of and for Biological Safety Officers. The platform aims at the development of biological safety in all facets of the discipline by creating a meeting place for biosafety officers in the Netherlands.


The European Medicines Agency. A European marketing authorization for medicinal GMOs is possible after an assessment by the  EMA European Medicines Agency (European Medicines Agency).

European Commission - Clinical trials 
Website of the European Commission with information on clinical trials.

Database of all clinical trials in the EU from 1 May 2004 in accordance with Directive 2001/20/EC.

Joint Research Centre 
Database of clinical trials and market approval as notified under the European Directives 2001/18/EC.

Richtlijn 2001/18/EC 
This Directive concerns the deliberate release of GMOs into the environment. This involves both clinical trials and market applications.

Richtlijn 2001/20/EC 
EU directive Good Clinical Practice.

Gene Therapy Net 
General information about gene therapy and links to databases of clinical trials. There is also current news about gene therapy and gene therapy relevant regulations.