Guidance on Uncertainty Analysis in Scientific Assessments

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Title: Guidance on Uncertainty Analysis in Scientific Assessments
Authors: Benford, Diane
Halldorsson, Thorhallur
Jeger, Michael John
More, Simon John
et al.
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Date: 24-Jan-2018
Online since: 2019-04-24T08:49:25Z
Abstract: Uncertainty analysis is the process of identifying limitations in scientific knowledge and evaluating their implications for scientific conclusions. It is therefore relevant in all EFSA's scientific assessments and also necessary, to ensure that the assessment conclusions provide reliable information for decision-making. The form and extent of uncertainty analysis, and how the conclusions should be reported, vary widely depending on the nature and context of each assessment and the degree of uncertainty that is present. This document provides concise guidance on how to identify which options for uncertainty analysis are appropriate in each assessment, and how to apply them. It is accompanied by a separate, supporting opinion that explains the key concepts and principles behind this Guidance, and describes the methods in more detail.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Wiley
Journal: EFSA Journal
Volume: 16
Issue: 1
Start page: e05123
Copyright (published version): 2018 European Food Safety Authority
Keywords: Uncertainty analysisScientific assessmentGuidance
DOI: 10.2903/j.efsa.2018.5123
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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