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AAAS, AAU, APLU & FBI Publish Report on International Science and Security

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate (WMDD) has developed a robust biosecurity outreach and awareness program with the scientific community. To strengthen this relationship, the FBI WMD Directorate contracted with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to host a series of outreach and policy meetings with research, policy, and security stakeholders and summarize important lessons learned, challenges faced, and areas for improvement of local and national biosecurity initiatives.

This project is done in collaboration with the Association of American Universities (AAU) and Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), AAAS and the FBI WMD Directorate.

The third meeting, which was held in February 2013, focused on identifying current challenges in addressing safety, security, and ethics while conducting or enabling biological research with foreign students, faculty, staff, or collaborating partners. The report, "Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: International Science and Security" is the result from that meeting.