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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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ADDRESSING
INACCURATE AND MISLEADING
INFORMATION ABOUT BIOLOGICAL THREATS
THROUGH
SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION
AND COMMUNICATION
IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Committee on Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information about
Biological Threats through Scientific Collaboration and Communication

Board on Life Sciences

Division on Earth and Life Studies

Board on Human-Systems Integration

Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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COMMITTEE ON ADDRESSING INACCURATE AND MISLEADING INFORMATION ABOUT BIOLOGICAL THREATS THROUGH SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION AND COMMUNICATION

DIETRAM A. SCHEUFELE (Co-Chair), Taylor-Bascom Chair and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, University of Wisconsin–Madison

ABHI VEERAKUMARASIVAM (Co-Chair), Dean and Professor, Sunway University

DAVID B. ALLISON, Dean, Distinguished Professor, and Provost Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

SONIA BEN OUAGRHAM-GORMLEY, Associate Professor, George Mason University

CHAI LAY CHING, Senior Lecturer, Centre of Research Services, University of Malaysia

GIOVANNI LUCA CIAMPAGLIA, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida

JEANNE MARIE FAIR, Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

LE THI THU HIEN, Associate Professor, Deputy Director, Institute of Genome Research, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

PAMELA J. HINDS, Fortinet Founders Chair and Professor, Stanford University

SHIRLEY S. HO, Professor, Nanyang Technological University

REBECCA L. MORITZ, Biosafety Director, Colorado State University

WIBOOL PIYAWATTANAMETHA, Professor, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang

GAVIN SMITH, Programme Director (Interim) and Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School Singapore (until December 2021)

HERAWATI SUDOYO, Indonesia Academy of Sciences

SEEMA YASMIN, Director, Stanford Health Communication Initiative; Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University Department of Medicine; and Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management

Study Staff

KAVITA M. BERGER, Study Co-Director; Board Director, Board on Life Sciences

JENELL WALSH-THOMAS, Study Co-Director (until February 2022); Program Officer, Board on Human-Systems Integration

JESSICA DE MOUY, Research Associate, Board on Life Sciences

DAISHA WALSTON, Program Assistant, Board on Life Sciences

SELAM ARAIA, Senior Program Assistant (until November 2021), Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics

ANDREA HODGSON, Study Director (until June 2021), Senior Program Officer, Board on Life Sciences

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TOBY WARDEN, Board Director (until June 2021), Board on Human-Systems Integration

KOSSANA YOUNG, Senior Program Assistant (until June 2021), Board on Life Sciences

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CHRISTOPHER LAO-SCOTT, Senior Librarian

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2022. Addressing Inaccurate and Misleading Information About Biological Threats Through Scientific Collaboration and Communication in Southeast Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26466.
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This Consensus Study Report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published report as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by JENNIFER OLSEN, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers, and GEORGES BENJAMIN, American Public Health Association. They were responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.

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Misinformation about outbreaks, epidemics, and pandemics is a decades-old problem that has been exacerbated by the rise of the internet and the widespread use of social media. Some false claims may be addressed through sound scientific analysis, suggesting that scientists can help counter misinformation by providing evidence-based, scientifically defensible information that may discredit or refute these claims. This report explains how scientists can work collaboratively across scientific disciplines and sectors to identify and address inaccuracies that could fuel mis- and disinformation. Although the study focused on a scientific network primarily in Southeast Asia, it is relevant to scientists in other parts of the world. A companion "how-to-guide", available in print and in digital form, outlines practical steps that scientists can take to assess mis- or disinformation, determine whether and how they should address it, and effectively communicate the corrective information they develop.

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