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NIH Stakeholder Engagement Meeting on USG Policies for the Oversight of Life Sciences DURC – Format Change and Draft Agenda Now Available

*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.

Information on this meeting including the agenda and how to provide public comment can be found on the NIH OSP Website.

For questions, contact the NIH Office of Science Policy at Also, you can follow us on Twitter: @NIH_OSP

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