Continuing advances in science and technology offer the promise of providing tools to meet global challenges in health, agriculture, the environment, and economic development; some of the benefits are already being realized. However, such advances have the potential to challenge the oversight systems for responsible conduct of life sciences research with dual use potential – research that may have beneficial applications but that also could be misused to cause harm.
Between June 10 and 13, 2018, more than 70 participants from 30 different countries and 5 international organizations took part in an international workshop, The Governance of Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences: Advancing Global Consensus on Research Oversight, to promote global dialogue and increased common understandings of the essential elements of governance for such research. Hosted by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb, Croatia, the workshop was a collaboration among the InterAcademy Partnership, the Croatian Academy, the Croatian Society for Biosafety and Biosecurity, and the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. Governance of Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences: Advancing Global Consensus on Research Oversight: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25154.
|2 Governance in Theory and Practice||7-36|
|3 The Current Governance Landscape||37-78|
|4 Workshop Discussions||79-98|
|Appendix A: Agenda||107-112|
|Appendix B: Participants||113-118|
|Appendix C: Committee Member Biographies||119-126|
|Appendix D: Collaborating Organizations||127-130|
|Appendix E: Examples of Activities Across the Governance Landscape||131-184|
|Appendix F: Examples of Regional and International Forums, Organizations, or Bodies||185-198|
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