GMOMETHODS (GMO detection method database)
new GMOMETHODS database, launched on 05.05.2011, was developed in the frame of the regulatory mandate of the European Union Reference
Laboratory for Genetically Modified Food and Feed (EURL-GMFF), hosted by
the JRC Institute for Health and Consumer Protection
(IHCP). This new on-line tool is fully searchable in a user-friendly
way and should facilitate the implementation of GMO legislation by official
The content of the GMOMETHODS database is based on the "Compendium of Reference Methods for GMO analysis" that was developed by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Food and Feed (EURL-GMFF), in collaboration with the European Network of GMO Laboratories (ENGL).
Accordingly, the GMOMETHODS database includes DNA-based GMO detection methods which have been validated according to international standards (ISO 5725 international standard on accuracy, trueness and precision of measurement methods and results and/or the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) protocol).
The GMOMETHODS database and the "Compendium of Reference Methods for GMO analysis" are publicly available at