Laboratory biosecurity should address the policies and procedures related to physical biosecurity, staff security, transportation security, material and information control. It should also include incident and emergency response protocols, including instructions regarding outside responders. Lastly, it is essential to train all personnel on security policies and procedures to help ensure correct implementation. All of these factors for the basis of the biosecurity plan.
At the end of this course, learners will be able to state the importance of biosecurity as an element of a biosafety program and identify the elements required to establish and implement a biosecurity plan in your own laboratories.
Course updated in April 2017.
This course is a brief introduction to the history of biosecurity. It provides the concepts required for the two other courses in the Principles of Laboratory Biosafety Pathogen Security program.
At the end of this course, learners will be able to recognize key events in the history of biosecurity; define biosecurity and, recognize the importance of biosecurity as it relates to biosafety in facilities handling pathogens and toxins.
Course updated in March 2017.
The Introductory Course on Dual-use in Life Science Research has been developed to increase awareness on dual-use and to promote the responsible conduct of research among scientists, educators, institutional administrators, biological safety and security professionals, funding organizations, policy and decision makers, and the public.
With innovation and technological advancements, information and knowledge related to biological research is increasingly being stolen and misused by those who wish to cause harm or advance their economic competitiveness. This course will describe the motives, tactics, and indicators of insider and outsider threats. It will propose mitigation strategies which will aim to reduce the occurrence of biosecurity events associated with insider and outsider threats.