On September 24, 2014, the United States Government issued its Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC). DURC is defined as research involving certain categories of experimental effects with select agents or toxins that may be misapplied to create a potential threat to public health, safety, plants, animals, the environment or national security. All institutions that receive federal funding for life sciences research must establish a process no later than September 24, 2015, for review of life sciences research that may be defined as DURC.
New University Policy on Review of Dual Use Research of Concern
Does the DURC Policy Apply to Your Research?
Sep. 28, 2015