Upcoming Meeting of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB)

The next meeting of the NSABB will take place on Friday November 4, 2016, from 12:00 P.M.- 3:00 P.M. ET.  Please note that this will be a teleconference meeting only; there will be no in-person meetingThe public dial-in information for the meeting is as follows:

U.S. toll-free dial-in: 1-866-939-3921

Confirmation Number: 43519965

Agenda items include discussions regarding:

  • Stakeholder engagement on implementation of the U.S. Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)
  • Status of the Blue Ribbon Panel review of the 2014 variola virus incident on the NIH Bethesda campus
  • Other business of the Board

The meeting agenda and other meeting material will be posted to the NSABB meeting web page as they become available.  Please monitor the page for updates. 

The teleconference call is open to the public and those interested are encouraged to participate.  Time will be allotted on the agenda for public input on the discussions.  Interested individuals may also file written comments with the NSABB at any time via email to nsabb@od.nih.gov.  Written comments received by 12:00 P.M. ET on November 1, 2016, will be relayed to the Board prior to the NSABB meeting.  Comments received after this deadline will be provided to the Board either before or after the meeting, depending on the volume of comments received and the time required to process them in accordance with privacy regulations and other applicable Federal policies.

For more information, please contact Christopher Viggiani, NIH Office of Science Policy, by email at viggianic@od.nih.gov or by telephone at 301-496-9838.