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October 2015
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Biosafety Reminder Update

The United States Government's Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) went into effect on September 24, 2015. DURC is defined by the federal government as: "life research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat with broad potential consequences to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, materiel, or national security."

In the federal policy's current form, there are 15 agents (microbial entities and toxins) that fall under institutional DURC oversight. The current list of 15 agents as well as a list of 7 categories of experiments or experimental effects that would constitute DURC may be found at this website: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/hse/ire/regulations.html
Questions regarding DURC should be directed to the Biosafety Office at biosafety@jhu.edu or ire@jhu.edu.


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October 2015 articles:
Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network
 
Visit Animal Care and Use Committee Website
Current Classes
"Interinstitutional Assurance" Agreement (between Johns Hopkins and a company receiving an NIH research award)
Biosafety Reminder Update
Matthew Larson Foundation Grants in Pediatric Brain Tumor Research
ALS Therapy Alliance
Hopkins inHealth Request for Pilot Proposals Announcement
Barth Syndrome Foundation 2015 Request for Research Grant Proposals
Jefferson Science Fellowship
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Grant Programs
Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund 2015 Requests for Applications (RFA)
New Funding Opportunity! Research Accelerator and Mentorship Program (RAMP) Grant
Damon Runyon Physician-Scientist Training Award
American Asthma Foundation (AAF) Scholars Program
NIH Policy: Foreign Components Added to a Grant to a Domestic or Foreign Organization

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