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Dual Use of Research Concern

By Scott Thomaston, Assistant Vice President, EHSO Some biological agents used in research are considered to be Dual Use of Research Concern (DURC) because of their ability to be used both for benevolent purposes or modified in such a way as to present risk to public health and safety, agriculture, animals, and the environment. This […]

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Do I Need Respiratory Protection?

Emory has a commitment to its faculty and staff to keep them safe while they conduct the world renowned research that has made our name globally recognized. One of the hazards some our researchers face are airborne contaminants. These can be chemicals, animal dander, physical hazards (such as nanoparticles) and biological agents. Emory uses the […]

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Updates on USDA/APHIS or CDC Import Permits

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has a permitting system to ensure that pests and diseases are kept away from domestic crops and animals. As you are preparing to submit your application in ePermit, please ensure that you communicate with your Biosafety Officer (biosafe@emory.edu). Discussing your proposed work […]

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