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This module will focus on the preparatory work that needs to be done prior to carrying out a risk assessment.

This module aims at assisting risk assessors in setting the stage for a risk assessment to be carried out in a scientifically sound and transparent manner and on a case-by-case basis.

It highlights the importance of understanding how national policies and international obligations provide overarching guidance for the process. A risk assessor should be familiar with national regulatory and administrative frameworks, including national risk assessment practices, general principles and various obligations, since they establish the legal context for any risk assessment conducted by a national authority.

This module describes the relationship between national policies that establish protection goals, regulatory requirements and risk assessment processes that would be compliant with the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

It also provides elements to facilitate the understanding of the mandate of risk assessors and the multidisciplinary nature of the risk assessment process.