A report on dual use research review and oversight, Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: A Discussion about Dual Use Research Review and Oversight at Research Institutions. This report describes best practices and lessons learned of existing, voluntary dual use review and oversight programs. The report lists outstanding challenges and policy solutions for review and oversight of dual use life sciences research.
Dear U.S. Representative: On behalf of the nation’s research universities, we are writing to express our strong support for the Foster-Lujan amendment to H.R. 2868, the Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009.
Dr. Kasper: The undersigned organizations are grateful to the NSABB and its staff for its exceptional and thoughtful leadership on the question of dual-use biological research and dual use research of concern. These organizations include: the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB); the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); the Association of American Universities (AAU); the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC); Council on Governmental Relations, (COGR); and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC). All of our organizations reaffirm the commitment to safeguarding the nation’s security while supporting the open inquiry and the conduct of biological research upon which future innovation in medicine, health, and agriculture depends.
(NOTE to Institutions: Extension requests should be sent to DHS with some sort of tracking mechanism such as Federal Express, registered mail, or return receipt requested to ensure that they are received.) Robert B. Stephan Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection Office of Infrastructure Protection Mail stop
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Friday, November 2, released a pre-publication, revised list of chemicals that industry, research institutions, and others must inventory and report on because of their potential for misuse and criminal activity. As expected, the revised “Appendix A” of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards lists fewer chemicals than initially proposed and includes specific threshold amounts for the chemicals listed.
Oral Remarks Dr. Ara Tahmassian Associate Vice President, Research Compliance Boston University Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection On behalf of American Council on Education Association of American Universities..
Dear Mr. Deziel: On behalf of the undersigned higher education associations, the American Council on Education (ACE) and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) submit the following comments on the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Interim Final Rule: Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (72 Federal Register 17688, April 9, 2007) and Appendix A thereto.
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