International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
The role of the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is to promote the safe use of biotechnology world-wide, with special regards to the need of the developing world. It has played, since its inception, an important role on issues related to biosafety and the sustainable use of biotechnology.
The Biosafety Unit of the ICGEB is dedicated to biosafety and risk assessment for the environmental release of genetically modified organisms. It offers information on biosafety concerns, upcoming meetings and training courses, and a regularly updated index of selected scientific articles published on biosafety and risk assessment from 1990 onward. This site also carries an outstanding collection of links to databases on GMO releases, scientific bibliographies, decision support systems, patents, and numerous other topics.