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In recent years, members of the scientific and security policy communities have raised concerns about the potential for misuse of knowledge, tools, and techniques for purposes of bioterrorism. Such research is sometimes called “dual use” research because, although the research is intended for beneficial purposes only, it could be misapplied.

  1. Have you ever conducted research or managed others’ research in the life sciences?

Yes

No (goes to question 3)

  1. Have you made any changes in how you conduct or manage research because of concerns that knowledge, tools, or techniques from your research might be deliberately misused to facilitate bioterrorism?

 

Yes

No

I decided against conducting a specific research project/experiment

I decided to shift my research away from an area altogether

I decided against seeking funding for a proposed research project

I decided against collaborating with particular scientists, postdocs, students, etc.

I limited my conversations about my research

I decided against submitting a manuscript to a journal

I modified a manuscript

I decided against presenting research at a conference

I modified a conference presentation

  1. Are you currently conducting or managing research in the life sciences?

Yes

No (goes to question 5)

In recent years, members of the scientific and security policy communities have raised concerns about the potential for misuse of knowledge, tools, and techniques for purposes of bioterrorism. Such research is sometimes called “dual use” research because, although the research is intended for beneficial purposes only, it could be misapplied.



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