The GSMA supports independent research addressing possible health risks from the radio signals used to provide mobile services. Since the year 2000, approximately €10 million has been committed to independent research. We ensure independence by generally contributing partial funding in partnership with governmental authorities and the use of contract firewalls.
Our contracts provide researchers with the independence to interpret their results and we encourage publication in peer reviewed scientific journals for examination by expert reviews. GSMA encourages scientific debate through support for scientific meetings such as those of the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) and the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA).
The GSMA was a member of the Advisory Board for the European Commission funded EMF-NET project (2004 to 2008) and the European Health Risk Assessment Network on Electromagnetic Fields Exposure (EFHRAN) project (2009 to 2012).