Education in Biosecurity. Raising awareness on dual use issues

Program Status
November 15, 2017
  • Production of materials for use in the scientific community and by th public. E.g Report on Trends in science and technology relevant to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention workshop (held in Beijing, China in 2010), release in the second half of 2011 or the first half of 2012,

The major objective of this, started in 2011, project is to raise knowledge of the scientific community on biosecurity and risks connected with the misuse of developments in science, especially in the life sciences.

It is being achieved by a number of educational and dissemination activities such as organization and active participation in workshops and conferences, releasing reports, enlarging the network of academies directly engaged in discussion on the issue by inviting new members to join the IAP Working Group on Biosecurity, and strengthening current ties with such organizations as: Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) Implementation Support Unit, World Health Organization, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and International Council for Science (ICSU).