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IEGBBR Mobile Application of Biosafety, Biosecurity and Dual-Use Oversight


The IEGBBR App is a searchable mobile application that provides detailed descriptions of the national regulatory biosafety and biosecurity oversight systems among the 11 IEGBBR member countries.


The International Experts Group of Biosafety and Biosecurity Regulators (IEGBBR) developed the IEGBBR Mobile Application that allows users to search through detailed descriptions of the national regulatory oversight approaches from the 11 IEGBBR member countries. The application is publicly available for free in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store, and the app is accessible in both English and French. The app was designed to help countries strengthen their national and regional compliance with the International Health Regulations (IHR) by allowing users to compare between the member countries IHR implementations. It can also be used to help support the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) and Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) implementation. The app works as both a reference library and a capacity building tool. 

IEGBBR was founded in 2007 under the leadership of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The Group brings together regulatory authorities from the 11 member countries that are responsible for regulatory oversight of biosafety and biosecurity in their country to share expertise and lessons learned from their regulatory systems. The 11 member states are: Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The World Health Organization and the World Organisation for Animal Health are non-member observers. In addition to the app, IEGBBR publishes other reference materials for the benefit of the international community, such as their forthcoming review of oversight of dual-use in life sciences.