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Committee on Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements: A New Framework for Research Universities in the 21st Century
1st Meeting
February 12-13, 2015
Washington, DC

Committee on Science, Technology, and Law
29th Meeting
March 12-13, 2015
Irvine, CA

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Committee on Federal Research Regulations and Reporting Requirements: A New Framework for Research Universities in the 21st Century

University Research Regulations

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 will take place on February 12-13, 2015.

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Potential Risks and Benefits of Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of a Workshop

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) coronavirus. Credit: NIAID.

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.

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  CSTL PROJECTS IN THE NEWS

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Gain-of-Function Symposia
Eyewitness ID Report

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

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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

Perspectives on Research with H5N1 Avian Influenza

 

Perspectives on Research with H5N1 Avian Influenza: Scientific Inquiry, Communication, Controversy; Summary of a Workshop

International Animal Research Regulations

 

International Animal Research Regulations: Impact on Neuroscience Research; Workshop Summary
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition
 
 
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence, Third Edition

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