Organizations

By Type: International

Australia Group

“The Australia Group is an informal arrangement which aims to allow exporting or transshipping countries to minimise the risk of assisting chemical and biological weapon (CBW) proliferation.” “The principal objective of members of the Australia Group is…to ensure, through licensing measures on the export of certain chemicals, biological agents, and dual-use chemical and biological manufacturing  Read More »

Website:
http://www.australiagroup.net/en/index.html

DIYbio.org

DIYbio.org is an organization dedicated to making biology an accessible pursuit for citizen scientists, amateur biologists and biological engineers who value openness and safety. This will require mechanisms for amateurs to increase their knowledge and skills, access to a community of experts, the development of a code of ethics, responsible oversight, and leadership on issues  Read More »

Website:
http://diybio.org/

Code of Ethics: DIY Bio Codes of Ethics

DIYbio.org organized a series of congresses in 2011, where we brought together delegates from regional groups in North America and Europe to collaborate on the development of a DIYbio code that may serve as a framework for helping us achieve a vibrant, productive and safe global community of DIYbio practitioners, regional groups, and community labs.

European Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General

“The Health and Consumer Protection Directorate-General is pleased to present the Health-EU Portal (the official public health portal of the European Union) and the wide range of information and data on health-related issues and activities at both European and international level. The main objective of this thematic Portal is to provide European citizens with easy  Read More »

Website:
http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consumer/index_en.htm
Phone:
+32 (0) 2 299 9696
Address:
European Commission DG Health and Consumer Protection B-1049 Brussels Belgium

Inter Academy Panel (IAP)

IAP is a network of the world’s science academies. Its primary goal is to help member academies work together to advise citizens and public officials on the scientific aspects of critical global issues. The IAP is particularly interested in assisting young and small academies achieve this goal in order to raise public awareness and their  Read More »

Website:
http://www.interacademies.net/
Phone:
+ 39 040 2240 - 680
Address:
c/o TWAS-Strada Costiera, 11-34151 Trieste, Italy

Code of Ethics: IAP Statement on Biosecurity

IAP Member Academies. Copyright 2005.

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and internal violence and to provide them with assistance.” According to the ICRC, “developments in biotechnology have the potential to benefit people world-wide. Yet they  Read More »

Website:
http://www.icrc.org/Web/Eng/siteeng0.nsf/htmlall/bwh?OpenDoc...
Phone:
+41 (0) 22 734 6001
Address:
19 avenue de la Paix, CH 1202 Geneva, Switzerland

Code of Ethics: Preventing hostile use of the life sciences: From ethics and law to best practice