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The ILSI Research Foundation has created e-Learning courses to deliver training in an accessible, interactive format.  This open resource is available for regulatory agencies, the private sector and academics.

As of March 2017: 4 Courses are now available in Chinese!

24/7

Access the course anytime it meets your schedule, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Extended Access

Allows 150 days to complete the course and review concepts.

Lessons

Provide easy navigation through robust content.

Self-Assessments

Provide instant feedback on your understanding after each module.

Glossary

Compiles definitions of key terms from the course.

Multiple Languages

All courses are available in English. Select courses are available in Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, French and Chinese.

Courses

The ILSI Research Foundation offers a suite of courses related to biosafety, biotechnology and food safety. Click on the tabs to learn more. 

Biosafety and Biotechnology Courses

Understanding Low Level Presence in Agricultural Biotechnology

Course Overview:

This course teaches you what Low Level Presence (LLP) is and how the environmental risks of LLP can be assessed.

Course Objectives:

This course will cover two situations where LLP may occur:

    • Seed that has been imported with the intention of planting
    • Seed that has been imported with the intention of use for food, feed, or processing, but with the potential for unintentional environmental release

Available Languages:

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Korean and Chinese

Confined Field Trials of Genetically Engineered Plants

Course Overview:

This course provides a comprehensive discussion of risk management methods for confined field trials (CFTs) of genetically engineered (GE) plants and how those methods may be incorporated into a regulatory framework. The course covers the entire CFT process, from initial planning and preparation, through post-harvest monitoring of the trial site.

Course Objectives:

You will understand the risk assessment process of confined field trials, the informational needs of regulators who will assess the risks posed by confined field trials, and the various risk management practices commonly employed with confined field trials.

Available Languages:

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, French and Chinese

Application of Problem Formulation to the Environmental Risk Assessment of Genetically Engineered Crops

Course Overview:

This course teaches you how to apply problem formulation (PF) to the food and feed safety assessment of genetically engineered (GE) crops.

Course Objectives:

You will learn what problem formulation is and how it can be applied to the safety assessments conducted to assess the food and feed safety of GE crops. You will also walk through corresponding examples to demonstrate these concepts when conducting a real safety assessment.

Available Languages:

English and Spanish

Food Safety Courses

Concepts in the Safety Assessment of Novel Food and Feed

Course Overview:

This course discusses how people use information about foods to make basic decisions regarding food safety and how government regulators use similar information to address the safety of novel foods that may be introduced into their country’s food supply. It will teach which aspects of food are related to food safety, and it will provide an introduction to the problem formulation framework for organizing food safety assessments of novel foods, particularly those derived from genetically engineered (GE) plants.

Course Objectives:

You will understand how the safety of foods is determined and how the problem formulation framework can make the process of food safety assessment more logical and transparent.

Available Languages:

English and Chinese

Application of Problem Formulation for Food and Feed Safety Assessment

Course Overview:

This course introduces the key concepts of problem formulation for the environmental risk assessment of genetically engineered crops.

Course Objectives:

You will learn what problem formulation is, how it is an integral part of the environmental risk assessment (ERA) of genetically engineered (GE) crops. You will also walk through corresponding examples to demonstrate these concepts when conducting environmental risk assessments.

Available Languages:

English and Chinese

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Registration

To receive access to the ILSI Research Foundation courses, please contact rf@ilsi.org.

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