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Dual Use Research of Concern
Dual use research of concern (DURC) is life sciences research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat to public health. The University of Maryland's Institutional Biosafety Committee reviews biological research for dual-use potential. Does your research have dual use potential?
Dual Use Training
- ESSR Dual Use Training Module, which must be completed before research registrations can be reviewed by the IBC.
- NIH Video Dual Use Research: A Dialogue
- NIH: Dual Use Research of Concern
- US Government Policy for Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern
- Proposed Framework for the Oversight of Dual Use Life Sciences Research: Strategies for Minimizing the Potential Misuse of Research Information
- Responsible Communication of Life Sciences Research with Dual Use Potential
- Addressing Biosecurity Concerns Related to Synthetic Biology
- Frequently Asked Questions