BOX 3-9

Illustrative Respondent Comments on Review of Grant Applications

“I believe strongly in freedom to do research but also believe the safety of the US and world trumps this freedom. To be effective, restrictions should avoid busy work and apply only to directly applicable research. Funding agencies are in the best position to flag applications for dual use research.”


“Grants should be reviewed by those knowledgeable in dual use experiments of concern and this information communicated to PIs for consideration and dissemination to PI’s home institution and employees.”


“Dual research should be submitted and reviewed in special study sections and monitored closely esp. as to research personnel involved.”

FIGURE 3-10 Respondents’ views on whether funding agencies would be less likely to fund grant proposals if the proposed research has dual use potential.

FIGURE 3-10 Respondents’ views on whether funding agencies would be less likely to fund grant proposals if the proposed research has dual use potential.

NOTE: Based on 1,633 respondents.

SOURCE: NRC/AAAS Survey; data tabulations by staff.



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