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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The purpose of the GMOINFO system is to publish information regarding notifications submitted from the applicants to the Member States Competent Authorities about deliberate field trials and placing on the market for cultivation, food, feed and processing, of genetically modified organisms, as defined in Directive 2001/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 March 2001.
According Directive 2001/18/EC, the Commission is also to establish one or several register(s), for the purpose of recording the information on genetic modifications in GMOs. The contents of this register is described in Commission Decision 2004/204/EC of 23rd February.