Data submission from European countries to EFSA: the SIGMA project approach
The Framework Working Contract (FWC) number OC/EFSA/ALPHA/2018/01 between the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA, the contracting authority), and the SIGMA consortium (the contractor), is in force from 23 May 2018 until 22 November 2021. The subject matter of the FWC is the provision of technical support to improve and automatize the collection and reporting of data on animal disease outbreaks and surveillance to EFSA by the European Union (EU) Member States and pre-accession countries. The EFSA project is named SIGMA. The contracting authority, among other tasks, asked the contractor the preparation of a Summary Report, describing the novelties and the benefits introduced by the implementation of the SIGMA framework.