Organizations

By Region: Africa

Academy of Science of South Africa

“ASSAf aims to remain independent of government and sectoral lobbies and to: Use best-available evidence and scientific knowledge as drivers towards generating recommended solutions to national problems; Apply multi-disciplinarity and consilience in approach;Adhere to the highest ethical and moral standards; Recognise the essentially developmental nature of our society and the importance of the natural environment,  Read More »

Website:
http://www.assaf.co.za/
Phone:
+27 12 349 6600
Address:
PO Box 72135 | Lynnwood Ridge | 0040 Pretoria | South Africa

African Biological Safety Association (AfBSA)

The African Biological Safety Association (AfBSA) seeks to engage and promote biosafety, including biosecurity… AfBSA represents professionals working in the field of biosafety and endeavors to make biosafety a recognized profession with well defined tasks and qualifications. To achieve these objectives, AfBSA is currently developing initiatives towards training its members to attain the necessary skills  Read More »

Website:
http://www.afbsa.org/
Phone:
+ 254 (020) 272 2541
Address:
Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) | Mbagathi Way, P.O. Box 54840, NAIROBI-00200 | Kenya

BioWeapons Prevention Project (BWPP)

“The BioWeapons Prevention Project (BWPP) is a global network of civil society actors dedicated to the permanent elimination of biological weapons and of the possibility of their re-emergence. It was launched in 2003 by a group of non-governmental organizations concerned at the failure of governments to fortify the norm against the weaponization of disease. BWPP  Read More »

Website:
http://bwpp.org/

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.

International Federation of Biosafety Associations (IFBA)

The establishment of the International Biosafety Working Group (IBWG) was initiated in the fall of 2001 in response to the identification of a need for an international forum to discuss a wide range of important biosafety issues. It was a time of unparalleled change and challenge for the biosafety profession. The recent bioterrorism letter incidents  Read More »

Website:
http://www.internationalbiosafety.org/english/index.asp
Phone:
204-946-0908
Address:
International Federation of Biosafety Associations Secretariat International Centre for Infectious Diseases 445 Ellice Avenue | Winnipeg, Manitoba | Canada | R3B 3P5
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