Dual use research of concern in the life sciences current issues and controversies

There is a growing tension between a scientific culture based on transparency and the need for secrecy to protect national security. While most scientists would argue that the openness that characterizes much of the scientific research enterprise is the source of the extraordinary gains in scientifi...

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Corporate Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Committee on Dual Use Research of Concern: Options for Future Management
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC The National Academies Press 2017, [2017]
Series:Consensus study report
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:There is a growing tension between a scientific culture based on transparency and the need for secrecy to protect national security. While most scientists would argue that the openness that characterizes much of the scientific research enterprise is the source of the extraordinary gains in scientific knowledge that have enriched us materially and intellectually, the ideal of a scientific culture based on principles of openness and transparency faces continuing challenges. In today's world of rapidly advancing science, where tools and technologies are more widely available than ever before and where the dissemination of scientific findings occurs through multiple channels and at multiple levels, developing policies for managing the dissemination of knowledge, tools, and techniques produced by scientific research has become ever more difficult. It is important to consider whether, among the broader scientific community, there is appropriate awareness of the issues and policies related to life sciences research with the potential for dual use and whether limits placed on research and dissemination are reasonable and serve both scientific and security interests. Dual Use Research of Concern in the Life Sciences: Current Issues and Controversies examines the U.S. strategy for reducing biosecurity risks in life sciences research and considers mechanisms that would allow researchers to manage the dissemination of the results of research while mitigating the potential for harm to national security
Item Description:"A consensus study report of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine."
Physical Description:1 online resource (1 PDF file (xvi, 98 pages)) illustrations
ISBN:0309458889
9780309458887