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NEW REPORT!

Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century

Final Research Regulations Report Cover

On June 29, 2016 CSTL and the Board on Higher Education and Workforce released Optimizing the Nation's Investment in Academic Research: A New Regulatory Framework for the 21st Century.

The report reviews the federal regulatory framework for research institutions as it currently exists, considers specific regulations that have placed undue and often unanticipated burdens on the research enterprise, and reassesses the process by which these regulations are created, reviewed, and retired. It identifies specific actions Congress, the White House, federal agencies, and research institutions should take to reduce regulatory burden.  

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Science Policy Decision Making: Educational Modules

As science plays an ever increasing role in policy decisions, a CSTL ad hoc committee has overseen the development of educational modules that elucidate the role of science in decision-making for professional school students, with a particular emphasis on scientific and statistical methods of inference. The individually authored modules, contextual materials, and a note from the committee co-chairs that describes the background and purpose of the project are available for free.

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  CSTL PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

   Read media coverage of CSTL projects and activities 
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Human Gene Editing Summit
University Research Regulations

Gain-of-Function Research
Eyewitness Identification
Synthetic Biology Forum
International Animal Research Regulations
H5N1 Research Controversy
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition
Six Party Synthetic Biology Symposia
Anthrax Mailings Report
University Intellectual Property
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
Synthetic Biology Symposium
Forensic Science
Science and Security   
Human Dosing Studies

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Gene Editing Summit Meeting in Brief

 

International Summit on Human Gene Editing: A Global Discussion
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research

 
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of a Workshop
Identifying the Culprit - Assessing Eyewitness Identification

 
Identifying the Culprit: Assessing Eyewitness Identification

Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security

 

Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security: A Framework for Addressing Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues