Biotechnology & Biosecurity

Governance of Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences: An International Workshop




Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts





The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), in cooperation with the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the Croatian Society for Biosafety and Biosecurity will convene an international workshop to discuss strategies to promote sustained global dialogue and increased common understandings of the essential elements of governance for research in the life sciences that raises potential biosecurity concerns and dual use issues. Plenary and working group sessions will:

  • Map the current landscape of dual use governance activities across the life cycle of research, including formal legal and policy measures, self-governance measures undertaken by the scientific community, and education and outreach.
  • Discuss what has worked and not worked, lessons learned, and gaps and opportunities.
  • Consider goals for improving governance of dual use research, and potential actions for the short-, medium-, and longer term to achieve them.

For more information on the event, please see here.


This activity is generously supported by the Open Philanthropy Project.