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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Watch the recording of 'Biosecurity for All: The Role of Scientists' The Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines were developed by representatives from IAP, the Tianjin University Center for Biosafety Research and Strategy, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Announcing Institution
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Sign the open letter of the Digital Sequence Information (DSI) Network Open access to DSI and related data are important elements in any policy solution Announcing Institution
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News from the Inter-American Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) Don't miss the latest news from IAP's regional network in the Americas Announcing Institution
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Our most popular stories from 2021 From Young Physician Leaders (YPL) to IAP Statements, these were our 10 most-read articles of the year Announcing Institution
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IAP announces the publication of its 2020 Annual Report In 2020 the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) supported 65 meetings and 38 publications, and provided a collective, supportive mechanism for academies to further strengthen their crucial roles as providers of evidence-based policy and advice Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
BWC Meetings of Experts: a scientific advisory body and Tianjin Guidelines in the spotlight IAP and its partners actively participated to the discussions Announcing Institution
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UN survey on understanding biorisk priorities
  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Complete the UN survey on understanding biorisk priorities and opportunities The United Nations Biorisk Working Group is reaching out to organizations across the private sector, academia and civil society to complete a short survey aimed at better understanding biorisk-related priorities and opportunities for increased engagement among stakeholders.  Announcing Institution
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IAP endorses Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines The Tianjin Biosecurity Guidelines for Codes of Conduct for Scientists are a set of 10 guiding principles and standards of conduct designed to underpin biosecurity governance at national and institutional levels. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
BWC webinar on Review of Developments in the Field of Science and Technology Related to the Convention The live recording and presentations are now available Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
An Advisory Mechanism for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) IAP Biosecurity Working Group members have been invited to participate in two workshops on the Modalities of a Scientific Advisory Process for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
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2021 TWAS Awards to women scientists Sustainability science, medical sciences, and biological sciences Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Meet the new IAP Biosecurity Working Group (BWG) The new IAP BWG was established following a process of nominations of suitable experts by member academies. Announcing Institution
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IAP Annual Report 2019 published It provides an overview of IAP activities in 2019, with specific sections on activities by affiliated regional networks AASSA, EASAC, IANAS, and NASAC Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Biosecurity Diplomacy Workshop for Young Scientists from the Global South The deadline for applications is 8 November 2020 Announcing Institution
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The International Commission on human germline genome editing discusses its new report The 1-hour virtual session will take place on 12 October on Zoom Announcing Institution
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The first external review of the IPBES assessment of invasive alien species now live The external review for the first order draft of the chapters of the IPBES thematic assessment of invasive alien species and their control will be open until 18 October 2020 Announcing Institution
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Arctic warming and microbial threats: Perspectives from IAP and EASAC following an international academies’ workshop A new workshop report by IAP sheds light on existing and possible future risks of harmful infectious agents emerging from thawing permafrost and ice in the Arctic region Announcing Institution
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IAP in Friends of Europe's Debating Security Plus DS+ report highlights IAP's work on bio-threats Announcing Institution
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Qualitative Frameworks to Assess Risks and Benefits of Advances in Science and Technology: Results of an Experts Meeting IAP and US NASEM organized side event on 04 December 2018 at the BWC Meeting of States Parties Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Assessing the Potential Risks and Benefits of Advances in Science and Technology: Results of a Pilot Exercise Using Qualitative Frameworks The summary report will be presented on 04 December 2019 in Geneve, Switzerland Announcing Institution
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International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing IAP nominated 3 speakers for its 2nd meeting, watch the webcast here Announcing Institution
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Contribute in Friends of Europe's Debating Security Plus Join the conversation on ‘Bio-threats and bioterrorism’ Announcing Institution
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Understanding and responding to global health risks from microbial threats in the Arctic US NASEM, EASAC, and IAP are convening a workshop on 6-7 November 2019 in Herrenhausen, Germany. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Chemists Learn Role of Ethics and Policy in Ensuring Chemical Security A news article by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) about the latest Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists Worshop Announcing Institution
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Growing concern, rising awareness Early-career scientists often have little exposure to the potentially harmful uses of chemistry and biology. An intensive workshop in Trieste, Italy – organised by OPCW, IAP and TWAS – is seeking to change that. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
IAP at the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention This year, the Meeting of Experts of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC) ran from 31 July to 2 August. As in previous years, IAP was represented there, and once again, events were organised in collaboration with the US National Academies of Science, Medicine and Engineering (US NASEM). Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
'Engaging Young Scientists from the Global South in Biosecurity Diplomacy' Workshop. Deadline to apply: 14 June 2019. The workshop aims to bring together up to 20 young and talented scientists from the Global South working on topics related to the BWC. Participants will be selected on the basis of their professional backgrounds and accomplishments. Young female scientists from the Global South are particularly encouraged to apply. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
CONDENsE-COnference on Nonproliferation and Dual-use awarENEss CONDENsE 2019 invites you to submit a proposal and join this event that brings together scientists and policy experts to explore use and misuse of emerging technologies in an invitation event. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
OPCW - workshop: call for nominations The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announces third workshop on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences”. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Further IAP engagement with BWC Governance of Dual Use Research in the Life Sciences book launched at Biological Weapons Convention meeting in Geneva

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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Assessing the Impact of Neonicotinoids in Africa A new IAP project has kicked off with a workshop in South Africa. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Biosecurity discussions at the World Social Sciences Forum IAP hosted a session on biosecurity at the recent World Social Sciences Forum (WSSF) in Fukuoka, Japan. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
WSSF – Bio2Bio working group panel discusses new ideas for saving biodiversity Announcing Institution
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International Summit on Human Genome Editing The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing will be held in Hong Kong this coming November. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Tackling dual-use research Some 70 experts from more than 25 countries and a number of international organizations recently convened in Zagreb, Croatia, for a workshop on ‘Governance of Dual Use Research in the Life Science: Advancing global consensus on research oversight’. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Assessing Security Implications of Genome Editing IAP releases the report of an international workshop held in Herrenhausen, Germany, in October 2017. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Academies and implementation of the Biological Weapons Convention Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Responsible research practices and dual-use dilemmas discussed at Trieste workshop Last September, IAP joined with TWAS and OPCW to host a workshop on responsible research practices for young scientists. A report has just been posted on the TWAS website. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Genome editing: Science, policy, and security experts call for proactive international dialogue about security - and benefits It will be vital to support and sustain a global culture of responsibility and integrity in research and innovation and to engage in an open dialogue with stakeholders. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
This week: Academies discussing biosecurity implications of genome editing This workshop is jointly organised by IAP, EASAC, the Leopoldina and NASEM and is taking place 11-13 October at the Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
OPCW - Scientists Commit to Promoting Safety and Security Culture in Chemistry The second workshop series on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences” was held in Trieste, Italy from 12-15 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
OPCW workshop convenes in Trieste IAP joined TWAS to host the second in a series of workshops to introduce the work of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and to young scientists in Trieste, 12-15 September 2017.
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Genome editing conference: Agenda now available! A preliminary programme of the international workshop on: 'Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing Technology' 11-13 October 2017, Herrenhausen can be downloaded now. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
New discussion paper on synthetic gene drives in Australia This publication released by the Australian Academy of Science considers synthetic gene drives in a specifically Australian context and highlights the potential benefits and hazards of possible applications, emphasising the need to eventually consider these within a risk assessment framework. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Register now! International workshop on: Assessing the Security Implications of Genome Editing Technology This workshop is jointly organised by IAP, EASAC, the Leopoldina and NASEM and is taking place 11-13 October at the Herrenhausen Palace, Hanover, Germany. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
OPCW - workshop: call for nominations The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is calling for nominations for the second edition of a workshop on “Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences”. The workshop will be held at TWAS headquarters in Trieste, Italy, from 12 to 15 September 2017. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
New brochure published: 'Misuse potential and biosecurity in life sciences research' This brochure by the Swiss Academy of Arts and Sciences represents a discussion basis for scientists on how to address the dual use dilemma of biological research. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Press release: New EASAC report on genome editing EASAC launches a report on genome editing advises European policy-makers on how to approach groundbreaking research on plants, animals, microbes and humans today. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
Human Genome Editing: Science, Ethics and Governance Clinical trials for heritable genome editing could be permitted in the future, but only for serious conditions under stringent oversight, says a new report from the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine. Announcing Institution
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  • Biotechnology & Biosecurity
IAP Biosecurity initiatives 2005-2016 A roundup of IAP activities in biosecurity from 2005 to 2016 Announcing Institution