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Summary

This report describes the outcomes of the planning meeting for a two-year project to develop a network of faculty who will be able to teach the challenges of research in the life sciences with dual use potential. These faculty will be able to incorporate such concepts into their teaching and research through exposure to the tenets of responsible conduct of research in active learning teaching methods. The first network will be developed as a pilot project in Egypt. This document is intended to provide guidelines for that effort and to be applicable to any country wishing to adopt this educational model that combines principles of active learning and training with attention to norms of responsible science.

The main findings of the planning meeting are:

•   It is important to respect and adapt to the national context of workshop host countries to facilitate the introduction of new materials into preexisting curricular frameworks.

•   Active learning approaches, including assessment strategies, can be effectively used to teach dual issue issues.

•   Building faculty networks is key to sustain momentum and commitment to this effort.



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4 Summary This report describes the outcomes of the planning meeting for a two-year project to develop a network of faculty who will be able to teach the challenges of research in the life sciences with dual use potential. These faculty will be able to incorporate such concepts into their teaching and research through exposure to the tenets of responsible conduct of research in active learning teaching methods. The first network will be developed as a pilot project in Egypt. This document is intended to provide guidelines for that effort and to be applicable to any country wishing to adopt this educational model that combines principles of active learning and training with attention to norms of responsible science. The main findings of the planning meeting are:  It is important to respect and adapt to the national context of workshop host countries to facilitate the introduction of new materials into preexisting curricular frameworks.  Active learning approaches, including assessment strategies, can be effectively used to teach dual issue issues.  Building faculty networks is key to sustain momentum and commitment to this effort. 20