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Division of Research Safety

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  • Dual Use Research
    A new national policy on Dual Use Research of Concern was issued. In addition, government funding for new "gain-of-function" research is being paused. Researchers currently conducting such work are being asked to pause and reassess risks and benefits.
  • Dispose of "Legacy" Chemicals
    Legacy chemicals left unchecked can introduce higher hazards to the laboratory than the original chemical.
  • Biosafety and Biosecurity Safety Stand Down
    Information about the Safety Stand-Down ordered by the White House on August 18, 2014.