The US Government will hold a meeting for interested stakeholders to discuss implementation of the U.S. Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern on July 22.
On March 27, 2015 the White House released a comprehensive plan that identifies critical actions to be taken by Federal departments and agencies to combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
The PSAB Committee on Laboratory Practices prepared On The Question of Culturing of Duodenoscopes to address the unique challenges of pathogen identification in cases of infections associated with gastrointestinal endoscopy.
The Office of Science and Technology Policy released a request for comment on regarding the impact that the Select Agent Regulations (SAR) have had on science, technology, and national security, and on the benefits, costs, and limitations of these regulations.
The National Institutes of Health released a request for information (RFI) on optimizing funding policies and “other strategies to improve the impact and sustainability of the NIH-funded biomedical research enterprise.”
- October 17, 2014 - USG Launches Deliberative Process on Gain-of-Function Research
- October 2, 2014 - ASM Provides Ebola Resources for Clinical Laboratory Scientists
- September 25, 2014 - United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences DURC
- September 17, 2014 - ASM Statement on Ebola Response