New England Biological Safety Association

Happy National Biosafety Month - October 2016!  

UPCOMING EVENTS OF INTEREST TO NEBSA MEMBERS

NEBSA 2017 Symposium
Thurs. Nov 2, 2017  Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA
Symposium-related links:
New this year - join us for a networking event at Meadhall right after the Symposium!

Stakeholder Engagement Workshop on Implementation of the USG Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern

On September 25-26, 2017, the U.S. Government and the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) will co-host a workshop to engage with stakeholders and facilitate information sharing among research institutions regarding their approaches to, and experiences with, implementing the United States Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC).

Institutional oversight is a critical component of a comprehensive DURC oversight system because institutions are most familiar with the life sciences research conducted in their facilities and are in the best position to promote and strengthen the responsible conduct and communication of results.  This two-day workshop will involve discussions with diverse institutional representatives and facilitate the sharing of experiences including strategies, best practices, challenges, and solutions regarding policy implementation and the identification and management of DURC. 

The workshop will be held on September 25-26, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.   While webcasting will not be available, the meeting will be recorded for future viewing on the OSP WebsiteFor additional details and to register please visit the workshop website

Questions regarding the workshop should be emailed to: Kevin Ramkissoon [email protected]

2017-18 BBUG Seminars 

Save the date for upcoming biosafety seminars at Harvard Medical School. Longwood Medical Area.


4th Quarter: October 12, 2017
Time: 9am-11am
Topic: Panel of Best Practices in Lab Inspections: An Approach by Academics, Industry, and Government
Co-Sponsor: Triumvirate Environmental


1st Quarter: January 11, 2018
Time: 9am-11am

Topic: Import Export Controls

Co-Sponsor: Traliance

We now have a JOB POSTINGS  page!