The Dilemma of Dual Use Biological Research: Polish Perspective

TitleThe Dilemma of Dual Use Biological Research: Polish Perspective
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCzarkowski, M
JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
Date Published03/2010
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number1353-3452
AbstractThis article discusses the measures proposed that Poland should put in place to help ensure that biological research with legitimate scientific purpose is not misused to pose a biological threat to public health and/or national security. This includes developing a system to quickly identify this kind of research, helping scientists identify and report this type of research to the proper authorities, and involving editors, peer reviewers of scientific publications in evaluating results of clinical trials. The National Council of Biosecurity should be the governmental institution responsible for developing a system of dual use research threat prevention. Its role would be to develop codes of conduct, form counsel of expertise, and monitor the problem at national level, while the Dual Use Research Committee would be responsible for individual cases.
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