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UK research funding bodies unite against bioterrorism threat

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7516.535-b (Published 08 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:535
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    Three of the United Kingdom's largest research funding bodies have announced joint plans to curb the risk of research being misused for bioterrorism.

    The Medical Research Council, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and the Wellcome Trust have issued a joint policy statement announcing changes to their respective policies, guidance, and procedures for awarding grants to researchers.

    The move, which is designed to identify at the grant application stage any research that could “conceivably result in harm,” and to heighten general awareness of the issues, was …

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