"Investigating the Success Criteria for Dual-Use Biosecurity Education"
- The importance of preparedness for major biological events has been demonstrated substantially over the past few decades and was made strikingly necessary in recent years. Institutions need to fundamentally redesign their approach to biosecurity education to successfully mitigate biological threats and shortcomings. This issue is pressing due to its potential to mitigate or prevent the occurrence of events that cause the (near) extinction of humanity, thus drastically reducing the potential of future generations. Given the importance of this issue, an investigation of various approaches to biosecurity education was conducted. Following the investigation with web-based and database searches, the most relevant eight approaches emerged. They are as follows: UVienna Course, Local-People-Make-Sense Framework, EMR, NDMC Course, Train-The-Trainer, LNCV Course, QAU Course and the Karolinska Course. From this examination, seven key themes emerge as markers for the success of a course; length, context, personal connection and instructor excellency. From these takeaways, we can better understand the ways to promote responsible research practices while minimising the risks of catastrophic events resulting from the misuse of dual-use research of concern (DURC).
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- Lebedeva, S. (2023). "Investigating the Success Criteria for Dual-Use Biosecurity Education" in Intersections, Reinforcements, Cascades: Proceedings of the 2023 Stanford Existential Risks Conference. The Stanford Existential Risks Initiative. Stanford Digital Repository. Available at https://purl.stanford.edu/zk826vc3386. https://doi.org/10.25740/zk826vc3386.
Intersections, Reinforcements, Cascades: The Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Stanford Existential Risks Conference
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