Creating opportunities for life scientists to participate in diplomacy is crucial. In this article, authors identify a set of guiding principles for future programs that aim to grow the next generation of global biosecurity diplomats.
As COVID-19 has revealed the world’s vulnerability to future catastrophic biological threats, authors argue in favor of an international biosecurity entity to reduce preventable biological risks.
In this article, the authors describe approaches to biosafety, biosecurity, and responsible conduct in the life sciences, including how they are covered by international treaties, international organizations, and professional organizations.
Managing biological threats requires a multifaceted, holistic approach, which benefits from greater gender integration. The U.S. government can better empower women in biosecurity by employing specific indicators to track performance.
Effective and sustainable biosafety and biosecurity requires building partnerships and integrating responsible research practices in the whole life sciences enterprise.