Ensuring National Biosecurity: Institutional Biosafety Committees by Carole R BaskinEnsuring National Biosecurity: Institutional Biosafety Committees by Carole R Baskin

Ensuring National Biosecurity: Institutional Biosafety Committees

byCarole R BaskinEditorAlan Zelicoff

Paperback | February 8, 2016

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Ensuring National Biosecurity: Institutional Biosafety Committeesreviews the various responsibilities and associated challenges Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) face and proposes changes that may help improve this system and increase national biosecurity and worker safety.

In recent years IBCs in academic and other institutions have been tasked with increasing levels of responsibility, overseeing work with recombinant genetic material and hazardous agents. IBC members often lack the training to effectively ensure that the work performed is truly safe for scientists and the general community, and so increasingly rely upon the expertise of the researchers themselves. With the proposed US dual-use research policies soon to be implemented, this strain may increase. This book provides readers with the necessary information to be able to enhance national biosecurity within the US, EU, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and more.

Ensuring National Biosecurityis as an invaluable reference for biosafety professionals or for researchers who need to understand the regulatory landscape that impacts their research.

  • Examines and assesses the current state of Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs)
  • Collates contributions from world-renowned experts in fields as diverse as research compliance, law and astrobiology
  • Reflects an international perspective on regulatory biosecurity and biosafety
After her veterinary training in North Carolina, Carole R. Baskin, DVM, MSc, CPIA completed a Master's Of Science in Physiology & Immunology of the Ohio State University under the mentorship of Kenneth W Hinchcliff, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM, and now Dean, Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Melbourne. She went on to a residency...
Title:Ensuring National Biosecurity: Institutional Biosafety CommitteesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:270 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 8, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128018852

ISBN - 13:9780128018859

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Table of Contents


  1. Laboratory Biosecurity in the United States: Evolution and Regulation
  2. U.S. Federal Oversight of Biological Materials and the IBC
  3. Challenges With Biocontainment Facilities Building, Maintaining and Testing
  4. Challenges Faced by Senior Administration of Academic Institutions
  5. Overcoming Regulatory Gaps in Biological Materials Oversight by Enhancing IBC Protocol Review
  6. Dual Use Research
  7. Emerging Technologies and Bio-Threats
  8. Animal Biosafety
  9. Crop Security: Current Priorities & Perspectives in Public Sector Institutional Review
  10. Select Agent Program Impact on the IBC
  11. Biosecurity Challenges for the IBC: An exploration of the roles and responsibilities of Institutional Biosafety Committees in the age of terrorism and biosecurity, now and for the future
  12. IBCs - A Cornerstone of Public Trust in Research
  13. Strengthening the Role of the IBC in the 21st Century