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Profile of registrant

Genewatch UK

Identification number in the register: 00705635730-34
Registration date: 26/04/11 17:42:12

The information on this organisation was last modified on 01/04/14 11:05:19
The date of the last annual update was 01/04/14 11:05:19

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Genewatch UK
Legal status: Not-for-profit limited company
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Helen Wallace
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Helen Wallace
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 60 Lightwood Rd 
Buxton SK17 7BB
Telephone number: (+44) 129824300
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: GeneWatch UK is a not-for-profit policy research and public interest group. We investigate how genetic science and technologies will impact on our food, health, agriculture, environment and society.
Our aims are to:

* ensure that genetic technologies are developed and used in the public interest and in a way which protects human health and the environment and respects human rights and the interests of animals;
* promote public involvement in the decisions that are made about science and about whether or how genetic technologies are used;
* increase public understanding of genetic science and technologies;
* carry out or support research about their impacts.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Regulation of human genetic tests.
Human rights safeguards for DNA databases.
Research and regulation of health, environmental, social and economic impacts of GM crops and animals.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Environment


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 06/2012 - 05/2013
Total budget: 123,662
of which public financing:
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources:
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 123,662
- donations: 570
- contributions from members:
Consultancy : 3,401
Foundations : 119,691
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.