In order to provide professional assistance to ministries responsible for deciding on GMO management, the government has found a Scientific committee for work with GMOs in contained use. The committee consists of nine members who are experts from the field of microbiology, genetics, medicine, biochemistry and molecular biology, pharmacy, biotechnology, toxicology, ecology and safety at work.
The duties of the committee are:
providing expert opinions on GMO management in administrative procedures under this Act,
providing opinions and proposals in the preparation of regulations on GMO management,
providing opinions and proposals in other matters in connection with GMO management requested by competent ministries, and
cooperation with related institutions abroad.
Scientific committee for work with GMOs in contained use shall work in accordance with the Management of Genetically Modified Organisms Act (Official Gazette of the RS 23/2005 and 21/10), and the Decree on the operation of scientific committees in the management of genetically modified organisms (Official Journal No. 66/2003 and 59/2011).