To facilitate easy access to relevant published data, the ICGEB biosafety website maintains the searchable Bi[bli]osafety database. The database is a collection of scientific studies on biosafety and risk assessment in biotechnology, with monthly updates distributed to members (free subscription). The database contains more than 15000 records (full reference with abstracts) of scientific articles published in international peer-reviewed journals since 1990. To assist access to the full version of an article each record contains the corresponding author’s Email address and/or a DOI (Digital Object Identifier - a unique string which links directly to the article on the journal website). All articles are selected and classified by ICGEB scientists in accordance with the main topics of concern for the environmental release of GMOs. The database is also interoperable with the CBD-BCH.
The CERA website contains a comprehensive collection of citations relevant to the environmental, human, food and livestock feed safety of GM crops. Citations included are from peer-reviewed literature, books and conference proceedings. Records can either be accessed through an alphabetic index of authors, or through a search based on a range of topics, including food safety, livestock feed safety, environmental safety, intellectual property, labelling and traceability, regulation, cost benefit, foreseeable science, consumer acceptance and crop plant. A full citation is given for all records, whilst for a limited number the abstract and sometimes full article (PDF format) is also provided.
The Database of the Benefits and Safety of Biotechnology is hosted by CropLife International - an organisation with a Brussels-based secretariat representing the plant science industries. The purpose of the database is to enable access to credible scientific information about the demonstrated benefits associated with the use of agricultural biotechnology products, and about their safety. The database therefore maintains a biased positive approach to biotechnology, but this does not impact on the impartiality of the scientific content of the studies presented. The database contains over 60 papers (in downloadable pdf file format), and is divided into seven main categories: agronomic, safety and health, socio-economic, environmental, developing countries, co-existence and overview documents.
bEcon is a selective collection of peer-reviewed applied economics literature that assesses the impacts of genetically engineered (GE) crops in developing countries