The Resource Responsible research with biological select agents and toxins, Committee on Laboratory Security and Personnel Reliability Assurance Systems for Laboratories Conducting Research on Biological Select Agents and Toxins, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Responsible research with biological select agents and toxins, Committee on Laboratory Security and Personnel Reliability Assurance Systems for Laboratories Conducting Research on Biological Select Agents and Toxins, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Responsible research with biological select agents and toxins
Title
Responsible research with biological select agents and toxins
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Laboratory Security and Personnel Reliability Assurance Systems for Laboratories Conducting Research on Biological Select Agents and Toxins, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The effort to understand and combat infectious diseases has, during the centuries, produced many key advances in science and medicine--including the development of vaccines, drugs, and other treatments. A subset of this research is conducted with agents that, like anthrax, not only pose a severe threat to the health of humans, plants, and animals but can also be used for ill-intended purposes. Such agents have been listed by the government as biological select agents and toxins. The 2001 anthrax letter attacks prompted the creation of new regulations aimed at increasing security for research with dangerous pathogens. The outcome of the anthrax letter investigation has raised concern about whether these measures are adequate. Responsible Research with Biological Select Agents and Toxins evaluates both the physical security of select agent laboratories and personnel reliability measures designed to ensure the trustworthiness of those with access to biological select agents and toxins. The book offers a set of guiding principles and recommended changes to minimize security risk and facilitate the productivity of research. The book recommends fostering a culture of trust and responsibility in the laboratory, engaging the community in oversight of the Select Agent Program, and enhancing the operation of the Select Agent Program."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
570.289
Index
no index present
LC call number
QR64.7
LC item number
.N387 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Responsible research with biological select agents and toxins, Committee on Laboratory Security and Personnel Reliability Assurance Systems for Laboratories Conducting Research on Biological Select Agents and Toxins, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-141)
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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
Introduction -- The current regulatory environment -- Guiding principles for science and security -- Issues related to personnel reliability -- Managing BSAT research and the select agent program
Control code
ocn609422839
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 170 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309145367
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b35978557
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)609422839
  • pebcs0309145368

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