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Contributions from Scientists

In order to promote the fullest understanding and exchange of scientific knowledge relevant to the BWC, the ISU would like to encourage the submission of articles and documents by scientists, academics, and other related professionals. If you know of a work that would contribute to the greater understanding of biological science and technology, kindly submit it to the ISU for consideration and posting on this page.

Previously contributed articles

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Center for Science Diplomacy, Kathleen Danksin and Dana Perkins, Science & Diplomacy, Women as Agents of Positive Change in Biosecurity (2014)

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities - Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research International Science and Security (2013)

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities - Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: A Dialogue between Universities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (2012)

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities - Bridging Science and Security for Biological Research: A Discussion about Dual Use Review and Oversight at Research Institutions (2012)

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities - Competing Responsibilities?: Addressing the Security Risks of Biological Research in Academia (2010)

Chinese Academy of Sciences - IAP - OECD: Workshop on Biosecurity (2008)

French Academy of Sciences: Les Menaces Biologiques - Biosécurité et Responsabilité des Scientifiques (2008)

IAP (InterAcademy Panel) – IUBMB – IUMS – Chinese Academy of Sciences – U.S. National Academy of Sciences: Trends in Science and Technology Relevant to the Biological Weapons Convention: An International Workshop (November 2010)

IAP – IUBMB – IUMS – BEP – Polish Academy of Sciences: Workshop on Promoting Dual Use Education in the Life Sciences (2009); Challenges and Opportunities for Education about Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences (2010)

IAP – IAMP – IUBMB – International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) – IUMS – Hungarian Academy of Sciences: The 2nd International Forum on Biosecurity: Summary of an International Meeting (2008)

IAP - International Council for Science (ICSU) – InterAcademy Medical Panel (IAMP): 1st International Forum on Biosecurity (2005)

International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB): Code of Ethics of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2005)

International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS): IUMS Code of Ethics against Misuse of Scientific Knowledge, Research and Resources (2006)

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC): Impact of scientific developments on the Chemical Weapons Convention (2007); see also Multiple Uses of Chemicals (2007)

Israel National Security Council and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities: Biotechnological Research in an Age of Terrorism (2008)

Polish Academy of Sciences: The Advancement of Science and the Dilemma of Dual Use: Why We Can't Afford to Fail (2007); see also special issue section of Science and Engineering Ethics, 16:1 (March 2010)

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: A Code of Conduct for Biosecurity (2007)

Royal Society – International Council for the Life Sciences: New approaches to biological risk assessment (2009)

Royal Society: Royal Society activities on reducing the risk of the misuse of scientific research (2008)

Royal Society-IAP-ICSU: Report of the international workshop on science and technology developments relevant to the BTWC (2006)

Royal Society-IAP-ICSU: Key points of the international workshop on Scientific and Technological Development Relevant to the BTWC (2006)

Royal Society: InterAcademy Panel Statement on Biosecurity (2005)

Royal Society: The Role of Code of Conduct in Preventing the Misuse of Scientific Research (2005)

Royal Society: Issues for Discussion at the 2005 Meeting of Experts of the BTWC (2005)

Royal Society - Wellcome Trust: Do no harm: reducing the potential for the misuse of life science research (2004)

Uganda National Academy of Sciences: The Scope of Biosafety and Biosecurity in Uganda: Policy Recommendations for the Control of Associated Risks. A Consensus Study Report (2010)

Uganda National Academy of Sciences: Establishing and Promoting Standards and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) for Running Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Laboratories in Africa. A Regional Workshop (2009)

Uganda National Academy of Science: Promoting Biosafety and Biosecurity within the Life Sciences: An International Workshop in East Africa (2008)

U.S. National Academy of Engineering: Ethics Education and Scientific and Engineering Research: What's Been Learned? What Should Be Done?: Summary of a Workshop (2009)

U.S. National Academies of Science and Engineering – Royal Society – OECD: Opportunities and Challenges in the Emerging Field of Synthetic Biology: A symposium (2009)

U.S. National Academy of Sciences: Globalization, Biosecurity, and the Future of the Life Sciences (2006)

U.S. National Academy of Sciences: Biotechnology Research in an Age of Terrorism (2004)


A new way to contribute


In an effort to highlight more developments from all over the world, the ISU encourages experts to tweet papers to the BWC ISU Twitter account. Relevant papers are then displayed below: