Committee on Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements: A New Framework for Research Universities in the 21st Century
At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, CSTL has launched study of federal regulations and reporting requirements with specific attention to those directed at research universities. In conducting its analyses the committee will be aware of (a) the context and intended benefits and circumstances under which a particular regulation was issued and may have evolved, and (b) whether those contexts or circumstances still remain of public concern. The committee will develop a new framework for federal regulation of research universities in the 21st century that addresses the needs of Congress, federal agencies, and the broader public while advancing to the maximum extent feasible the missions of research universities.
The first meeting of the committee took place on February 12-13, 2015.
The next meeting of the committee will take place on April 16-17, 2015 in Washington, DC.
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of a Workshop
Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of a Workshop is the summary of a two-day public symposia on GOF research. Convened in December 2014 by the National Resarch Council (Board on Life Sciences and CSTL) and the Institute of Medicine, the main focus of this event was to discuss principles important for, and key considerations in, the design of risk and benefit assessments of GOF research. Participants examined the underlying scientific and technical questions that are the source of current discussion and debate over GOF research involving pathogens with pandemic potential. This report is a record of the presentations and discussion of the meeting.