Strengthening the disaster resilience of the academic biomedical research community : protecting the nation's investment

The academic biomedical research community is a hub of employment, economic productivity, and scientific progress. Academic research institutions are drivers of economic development in their local and state economies and, by extension, the national economy. Beyond the economic input that the academi...

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Corporate Authors: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S) Committee on Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of Academic Research Communities, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.) Board on Earth Sciences and Resources, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (U.S.)
Other Authors: Benjamin, Georges (Editor), Brown, Lisa A. (Editor), Carlin, Ellen B. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC 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:The academic biomedical research community is a hub of employment, economic productivity, and scientific progress. Academic research institutions are drivers of economic development in their local and state economies and, by extension, the national economy. Beyond the economic input that the academic biomedical research community both receives and provides, it generates knowledge that in turn affects society in myriad ways. The United States has experienced and continues to face the threat of disasters, and, like all entities, the academic biomedical research community can be affected. Recent disasters, from hurricanes to cyber-attacks, and their consequences have shown that the investments of the federal government and of the many other entities that sponsor academic research are not uniformly secure. First and foremost, events that damage biomedical laboratories and the institutions that house them can have impacts on the safety and well-being of humans and research animals. Furthermore, disasters can affect career trajectories, scientific progress, and financial stability at the individual and institutional levels. Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of the Academic Biomedical Research Community offers recommendations and guidance to enhance the disaster resilience of the academic biomedical research community, with a special focus on the potential actions researchers, academic research institutions, and research sponsors can take to mitigate the impact of future disasters
Physical Description:1 PDF file (450 pages) illustrations
ISBN:9780309462495
0309462495
9780309462525