Knowledge Generation and Competency Development
A. GFoRSS aims to support investment in food regulatory scientific knowledge generation by addressing gaps in areas, such as: availability of food consumption data at the national or regional level, occurrence data for contaminants and nutrients, the conduct of studies aiming to lead to risk assessments, risk management considerations, impact analysis of proposed food regulatory measures, performance of food regulatory / food control systems etc.
B. GFoRSS will invest in expert advice serving methodological development, particularly in areas where more guidance is required at the national and international level, such as: impact analysis of projected food regulatory interventions, evaluation of effectiveness of food regulatory measures, assessment of sustainability of food regulatory capacity building and other aspects of food regulatory modernization (e.g. food inspection modernization, updates of food legislative and regulatory frameworks, etc.), predictive approaches and integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in food regulatory processes.
C. Funding will be sought from a community of stakeholders to support such initiatives, including seeking support from funding agencies and other research organizations.
D. Implementation of research will be conducted in close collaboration with research and academic institutions through the provision of scholarships, collaborative agreements and other relevant arrangements.
E. Due process will be followed to identify priorities of research and knowledge development according to procedures and protocols, as adopted by the Board of Directors of GFoRSS.