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Virtual Stakeholder Engagement Meeting on USG Policies for the Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern

Location: NIH Videocast:

* Please note that this meeting was originally intended to be a hybrid meeting held in person in Tempe, AZ. However, to ensure the health and safety of all invitees and to get maximum stakeholder feedback NIH has decided to make this meeting fully virtual.*

NIH is moving to an all-virtual stakeholder engagement meeting on June 29, 2022, to discuss the U.S. Government policies for the oversight of Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC).    

The purpose of this meeting is to gather feedback from stakeholders about their experiences implementing these policies, the effect of these policies in terms of achieving their stated goals, the overarching definition of DURC, and possible alternative approaches for the oversight and responsible conduct of DURC.

 This feedback will also be used to inform the discussions of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) in fulfillment their current charge to evaluate and analyze the DURC policies. 

Registration is not required to view the webcast.  



Draft Virtual DURC Stakeholder Engagement Meeting Agenda

Public Comments: 

NIH welcomes comments from the public. For those interested in making oral comments at the June 29th Virtual DURC Stakeholder Engagement Meeting, please sign up at by June 27, 2022.  For those interested in submitting written comments, please send your submission to by July 8, 2022. Other than name and contact information, please do not include any personally identifiable information or any information that you do not wish to make public. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in your comments.   Please note that any written comments NIH receives may be posted unredacted to the OSP website.

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