1. Do you consider any of the research you currently conduct or manage to have dual use potential?

Yes

No

The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) has identified a subset of life sciences research that they believe may be worthwhile but may also need special review. Such research includes experiments designed to (1) enhance the harmful consequences of a biological agent or toxin; (2) disrupt immunity or the effectiveness of an immunization without clinical and/or agricultural justification; (3) confer to a biological agent or toxin, resistance to clinically and/or agriculturally useful prophylactic or therapeutic interventions against that agent or toxin, or facilitate their ability to evade detection methodologies; (4) increase the stability, transmissibility, or the ability to disseminate a biological agent or toxin; (5) alter the host range or tropism of a biological agent or toxin; (6) enhance the susceptibility of a host population; and (7) generate a novel pathogenic agent or toxin, or reconstitute an eradicated or extinct biological agent.

  1. Are you currently conducting or managing research that includes any of these seven types of experiments?

Yes

No

  1. Do you now or have you ever worked with or managed research using select agents?

Yes

No

Don’t know

  1. Do the journal(s) in your field require reviewers to evaluate whether manuscripts include knowledge, tools, and techniques with dual use potential?

All of the journals have a policy

Some of the journals have a policy

None of the journals have a policy

Don’t know



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