Initiatives

Culture of Safety & Responsibility

Boston University’s culture of safety and responsibility is integrated into the fabric of the institution and is guided by the following principles: leadership and oversight, organizational practices, institutional structure, shared core values and beliefs, and management systems. Learn more >

Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)

The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity has defined DURC as ‚Äúresearch that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied by others to pose a threat to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, or materiel.” Here, the BU and BMC research community can find information on this topic, and updates will be made as new information becomes available. Learn more >