The Resource A survey of attitudes and actions on dual use research in the life sciences : a collaborative effort of the National Research Council and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Committee on Assessing Fundamental Attitudes of Life Scientists as a Basis for Biosecurity Education, [and] Development, Security and Cooperation Policy and Global Affairs, [and] Board on Life Sciences Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, in collaboration with AAAS

A survey of attitudes and actions on dual use research in the life sciences : a collaborative effort of the National Research Council and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Committee on Assessing Fundamental Attitudes of Life Scientists as a Basis for Biosecurity Education, [and] Development, Security and Cooperation Policy and Global Affairs, [and] Board on Life Sciences Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, in collaboration with AAAS

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A survey of attitudes and actions on dual use research in the life sciences : a collaborative effort of the National Research Council and the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Title
A survey of attitudes and actions on dual use research in the life sciences
Title remainder
a collaborative effort of the National Research Council and the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Assessing Fundamental Attitudes of Life Scientists as a Basis for Biosecurity Education, [and] Development, Security and Cooperation Policy and Global Affairs, [and] Board on Life Sciences Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, in collaboration with AAAS
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The same technologies that fuel scientific advances also pose potential risks--that the knowledge, tools, and techniques gained through legitimate biotechnology research could be misused to create biological weapons or for bioterrorism. This is often called the dual use dilemma of the life sciences. Yet even research with the greatest potential for misuse may offer significant benefits. Determining how to constrain the danger without harming essential scientific research is critical for national security as well as prosperity and well-being. This book discusses a 2007 survey of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) members in the life sciences about their knowledge of dual use issues and attitudes about their responsibilities to help mitigate the risks of misuse of their research. Overall, the results suggest that there may be considerable support for approaches to oversight that rely on measures that are developed and implemented by the scientific community itself. The responses also suggest that there is a need to clarify the scope of research activities of concern and to provide guidance about what actions scientists can take to reduce the risk that their research will be misused by those with malicious intent."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
591
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH501
LC item number
.S87 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A survey of attitudes and actions on dual use research in the life sciences : a collaborative effort of the National Research Council and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Committee on Assessing Fundamental Attitudes of Life Scientists as a Basis for Biosecurity Education, [and] Development, Security and Cooperation Policy and Global Affairs, [and] Board on Life Sciences Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies, in collaboration with AAAS
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Preface and Acknowledgments""; ""Contents""; ""List of Tables, Figures, and Boxes""; ""Summary""; ""1 Overview""; ""2 Approach""; ""3 Results of the Survey""; ""4 Conclusions and Recommendations""; ""Bibliography""; ""Appendixes""; ""Appendix A: Committee Member Biographies""; ""Appendix B: Focus Group Results""; ""Appendix C: Final Questionnaire""; ""Appendix D: Additional Data and Analysis""
Control code
ocn666987532
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 171 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309125116
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b25675242
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)666987532
  • pebcs0309125111

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