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Improving Security Through International Biosafety Norms

Improving Security Through International Biosafety Norms


This report is a compilation of the findings and recommendations discovered pursuing the Naval Postgraduate School Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) Grant No. N00244-15-1-0028, for research entitled "Improving Security through International Biosafety Norms.” The focus of this project was the potential for a biological research laboratory accident to spark an epidemic, and become an international public health problem. We examined what norms and expectations nations should have of each other to maintain a biosafety infrastructure capable of preventing and mitigating consequences a catastrophic biocontainment failure.

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Gronvall, Gigi, Matthew Shearer, Hannah Collins, and Tom Inglesby. 2016. "Improving Security Through International Biosafety Norms." UPMC Center for Health and Security (July). http://www.upmchealthsecurity.org/our-work/pubs_archive/pubs-pdfs/2016/Final_report_to_PASCC_071416.pdf

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