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Research

BfR has the statutory task of undertaking scientific research that is closely linked to its activities. It conducts research oriented towards application objectives and carries out scientific studies that are necessary for the execution of its statutory tasks. In this way BfR safeguards and promotes the scientific expertise behind its internationally recognised competences and know-how in the field of risk assessment, which is independent of economic interests. In its scientific assessment and research work the Institute is independent.

Main areas of research

BfR’s research activities focus on the main areas stipulated by the legislator:

  • Assessment of food and feed with regard to microbiological and chemical substance safety
  • Safety of substances (chemicals), safety of pesticides and biocides
  • Safety of consumer products (cosmetics, tobacco products, textiles, consumer items and food packaging)
  • Development, assessment and validation of alternatives to animal experiments
  • Risk communication

Co-operation

Besides its own research activities, BfR nurtures close contacts on the national and international levels through joint research projects and the exchange of scientific experience. Co-operation takes the form of institutional co-operation or joint research projects. The scientists at the BfR make an active contribution to the work of many bodies, but the institutional exchange of experts is also becoming increasingly important.

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Das Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung

Co-operation

In the performance of its wide-ranging tasks and activities, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) maintains close contacts with various governmental and non-governmental...

Press releases

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Date Title Keywords
19.08.2019
31/2019
The BfR contributes to the improved assessment of health risks from substance mixtures in the EuroMix Project research , research projects
29.04.2019
13/2019
InnoMat.Life: Increased safety for novel materials nanomaterials, nanotechnology , research
25.01.2019
05/2019
Do chemicals make you fat? chemicals , endocrine disruptors , research
29.10.2018
35/2018
Are substance mixtures in foods more dangerous than individual substances? research , research projects
03.07.2018
23/2018
Research: Spectacular but wrong? research
22.03.2018
11/2018
Fatty liver under stress research
27.02.2018
07/2018
One Health: Joint Health Research One Health, research
02.11.2017
45/2017
Everyday risks at a glance - Promoting risk-literate decisions with transparent visualisations research , risk communication , risk profile
17.11.2016
47/2016
Tracking Down the Food Fraudsters authenticity, food safety , research
26.07.2016
28/2016
Anthrax, rabbit fever and brucellosis: How can the population be better protected from highly pathogenic bacteria in food? brucellosis , research
25.04.2016
14/2016
More research for more animal protection animal testing , laboratory animals , research
09.03.2016
12/2016
Research at the BfR: Project to reduce antimicrobial- resistant pathogens in fattening poultry launched research , research projects
14.07.2015
18/2015
EuroMix: Better assessment of the health risks associated with mixtures of substances in food research , research projects
22.06.2015
15/2015
Noodles, sausages or fruits - what foods do children actually eat these days and how much? research
03.03.2015
06/2015
How can the safety of nanomaterials be ensured? nanotechnology , research

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"Science to serve humanity" is the guiding principle of BfR.