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ERIC Number: ED554569
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 146
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-309-15840-4
Challenges and Opportunities for Education about Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences
National Academies Press
The Challenges and Opportunities for Education About Dual Use Issues in the Life Sciences workshop was held to engage the life sciences community on the particular security issues related to research with dual use potential. More than 60 participants from almost 30 countries took part and included practicing life scientists, bioethics and biosecurity practitioners, and experts in the design of educational programs. The workshop sought to identify a baseline about (1) the extent to which dual use issues are currently being included in postsecondary education (undergraduate and postgraduate) in the life sciences; (2) in what contexts that education is occurring (e.g., in formal coursework, informal settings, as stand-alone subjects or part of more general training, and in what fields); and (3) what online educational materials addressing research in the life sciences with dual use potential already exist. Appendices include: (1) Committee Member Biographies; (2) List of Workshop Participants and Agenda; (3) Recognizing the Importance of Education; and (4) Discussion Questions for Breakout Sessions. [Committee members include: Vicki Chandler, Jennifer Gaudioso, Andrzej Górski, Alastair Hay, Michael Imperiale, Gabriel Ogunmola, Sergio Jorge Pastrana, Susan Singer, Geoffrey Smith, and Lei Zhang. This book was produced by the National Research Council of the National Academies in cooperation with the IAP: The Global Network of Science Academies, International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, International Union of Microbiological Societies, and Polish Academy of Sciences. Individual chapters contain references.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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