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Biosecurity Central

The ongoing pandemic has highlighted the need for nations to enhance their abilities to prevent, detect, and respond to all manner of biological threats, whether natural, accidental or deliberate. In this context, the biosecurity community also needs new ways to share and readily access the best available resources.

Biosecurity Central is a publicly available web-based library that helps users find relevant and reliable sources of information for key areas of biosecurity. The site aims to widely disseminate and share knowledge to help advance biosafety and biosecurity. The library is a searchable and filterable database designed to enable ready access to biosafety and biosecurity resources from around the globe, published by governmental, international, and non-governmental organizations. It is a work in progress and continues to be updated as additional resources are identified. For further information we also provide a list of other initiatives within the biosecurity community.

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Laboratory biosafetyLegal mechanismsand authoritiesRisk assessmentLaboratory biosecurityHigh-consequence pathogensSample transportationLaboratory researchDual useAnimal healthZoonotic diseasesLaw enforcementMedical diagnosticsExport controlsEnvironmental safety