The Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences workshop was held to engage the life sciences community on the particular security issues related to research with dual use potential. More than 60 participants from almost 30 countries took part and included practicing life scientists, bioethics and biosecurity practitioners, and experts in the design of educational programs.
The workshop sought to identify a baseline about (1) the extent to which dual use issues are currently being included in postsecondary education (undergraduate and postgraduate) in the life sciences; (2) in what contexts that education is occurring (e.g., in formal coursework, informal settings, as stand-alone subjects or part of more general training, and in what fields); and (3) what online educational materials addressing research in the life sciences with dual use potential already exist.
National Research Council. 2011. Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/12958.
|2 A Primer on the Science of Learning
|3 Current Conditions: Establishing a Baseline About Education on Dual Use Issues
|4 Gaps, Needs, and Potential Remedies
|Appendix A: Committee Member Biographies
|Appendix B: List of Workshop Participants and Agenda
|Appendix C: Recognizing the Importance of Education
|Appendix D: Discussion Questions for Breakout Sessions
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