SNIF Summary Notification Information Format (Summary Notification Information Format) B Form

In accordance with European notification procedures, you must complete a Summary Notification Information Format (SNIF). Article 11 of Directive 2001/18/EC stipulates that there be exchange of information between the competent authorities and the European Commission. This means that the competent authorities must send a summary of the application form (SNIF form) to the Commission. The SNIF form can be found on the website of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission ( Other Member States can then comment on it within 30 days. A Member State can also request to receive a copy of the full notification.

The SNIF B (‘other  GMO Genetically Modified Organism (Genetically Modified Organism)’) form can be downloaded together with the application form, or separately from the website of the Joint Research Centre ( Examples of previously completed SNIFsare also available on this website.

The SNIF form must be completed in English and sent by e-mail as Word file to the GMO Office through the Gene Therapy Office (