Languages: English, French
SecBio is a digital library for national legislation related to biosafety and biosecurity funded by the French Government. The platform provides a deep dive on a subset of countries' laws and norms, and is currently designed to be used only by government institutions, although parts of the platform may be open to a more general audience in the future. A proposal for the platform was submitted to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) meeting of Experts in August 2021. The proposal is available in English and French, and the platform itself is under development and will also be available in English and French.
SecBio is composed of three main features: 1. a searchable repository for biosafety and biosecurity legal frameworks, treaties, laws, regulations, case law, norms, standards and best practices, 2. a learning module for users to build a project and challenge their knowledge, 3. a forum for expert’s networking to exchange information, data and best practices. The plan for implementation is for France to develop a prototype version of the platform in 2022. The platform would then be administered by the BWC Implementation Support Unit (ISU), with all the information provided by the States.