There are many definitions of a "culture of responsibility." The ASM workshop was based on the principle that scientific research is for the benefit of the public. As such, scientists must maintain a culture that promotes awareness and thoughtful consideration of the potential consequences, good or bad, of their work.
Scientists have a responsibility to protect the public and must therefore hold themselves accountable to conduct research with mindfulness, transparency, and integrity. This workshop aims to promote a culture of responsibility by educating scientists on elements of biological safety, biosecurity, and the responsible conduct of research.
If you would like more information about utilizing the Culture of Responsibility Workshops, please contact International Affairs.