By Region: Middle East 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 »


Code of Ethics: DIY Bio Codes of Ethics 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 Council for the Life Sciences (ICLS)

The International Council for the Life Sciences (ICLS) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to enhancing global biological security and safety and reducing the risks of the misuse of the life sciences. Founded in December 2005, the membership-based ICLS provides a forum for the sustained engagement of the life sciences community and governments on a  Read More »

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Code of Ethics: International Council for The Life Sciences (ICLS) Charter

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 »

International Federation of Biosafety Associations Secretariat International Centre for Infectious Diseases 445 Ellice Avenue | Winnipeg, Manitoba | Canada | R3B 3P5

International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES)

The International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES) is a multidisciplinary independent professional non-profit organization dedicated to fostering peace and sustainability. It represents scientists and engineers worldwide, either as individual members or through its member organizations. The primary aims of INES are to facilitate discussions, organize and support campaigns, organize conferences, run  Read More »

Code of Ethics: Appeal to Engineers and Scientists & Associated Pledge

International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS)

IUMS is one of the 29 members of the Scientific Unions of the International Council of Science (ICSU). It seeks to promote the study of microbilogical sciences internationally while fostering open exchange of information for the welfare and advancement of human kind. The organization emphasizes the ethical conduct of research and training, particularly in biosecurity  Read More »

Code of Ethics: IUMS Code of Ethics against Misuse of Scientific Knowledge, Research and Resources

Presented to the IUMS General Assembly 7/27/05 – Revised 9/30/2005 and 11/4/2005 and approved by the EB 28 April 2006. Discussed and adopted by the General Assembly 8/10/2008.