Drawing up an application for a field trial
The content of the application for a field trial is laid down in the Decree 110/2005 of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. At the moment there is a ready-made form for applications involving genetically modified micro-organisms but not for GM plants. The application must be submitted to the Board for Gene Technology in Finnish or Swedish well before the planned starting date of the trial because the trial cannot be carried out without a consent. The Board has 120 days to process the application, and the time is prolonged if it is necessary to request further information from the operator. The time of processing includes a 60-day-long consultation of the public.