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You will need to make an application if the organism you wish to import, develop, field test or release is a living new organism.
There are several different forms available depending on what you want to do. Use the Application finder tool to find the right one.
Amending or reassessing a new organism approval involves having a second look at an application that has already been approved.
An Institutional Biological Safety Committee is a group of people from an institution that have been delegated to make decisions on low risk genetically modified organisms
Find out more about field tests of genetically modified organisms, or zoo animals, plants and biological control agents that we have approved.
The New Organisms team's role is to prevent or manage the adverse effects of new organisms while recognising people's rights to provide for their own well-being.
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Have your say on applications or policies that are open for public consultation. You can only submit on an application that is notified.
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