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By Region: Asia/Pacific

The U.S. Role in Global Polio Eradication

This paper provides an overview of the global polio eradication effort, emphasizing the U.S. role. The purpose is to explain how the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) came to where it is today and discuss plans for moving it forward. The focus on the United States is not meant to detract from the enormous international  Read More »

Author:
Nellie Bristol, CSIS
Publish Date:
Dec 17 2012

A Peer-Review Mechanism for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

Few issues are more sensitive than that of verification of the Biological and Toxin Weapon Convention (BTWC). Since the collapse of the Protocol discussions in 2001, there has been much debate as to how—in the absence of agreement among states parties—to strengthen compliance with the BTWC regime. Two intersessional processes have generated valuable ideas on  Read More »

Author:
James Revill, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Publish Date:
2012

Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: A Discussion about Dual Use Review and Oversight at Research Institutions

In September 2012, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) convened a meeting of scientists, research administrators, and biosecurity experts to share information about existing programs for review, oversight, and communication of dual use research.  Read More »

Author:
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of American Universities, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Publish Date:
September 2012

Responsible Conduct in the Global Research Enterprise

IAC-IAP report on responsible research conduct provides framework for global standards of behavior. To encourage researchers around the world to adhere to universal science values and ethical behavior, a new report on responsible science has been issued by the InterAcademy Council and the IAP – the global network of science academies. The report is the  Read More »

Author:
InterAcademy Council and IAP
Publish Date:
17 October 2012

Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety and Biodefense Law

The Journal of Biosecurity, Biosafety and Biodefense Law (JBBBL) offers both a legal and scientific perspective on current issues concerning bioterrorism, public health and safety, and national security. Edited by an international board of leading scholars from all the continents, our journal is aware that bioterrorism related issues are global problems. Our goal is to  Read More »

Author:
Center for Biodefense, Law and Public Policy
Publish Date:
July 2012