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UNICRI International Network on Biotechnology (INB)



The UNICRI International Network on Biotechnology (INB) is a global network of academic and research institutes, non-governmental and international organizations as well as other stakeholders. The INB’s primary goals are to raise awareness about the opportunities and risks posed by biotechnology, advance responsible life science education, advocate practical policy measures to ensure sustainable progress in biotechnology, and enable partners to fulfill relevant international obligations surrounding biotechnology. The network is committed to advancing responsible and secure conduct in the life sciences. The INB also hosts a digital navigation platform which hosts a range of educational resources covering responsible practices in biosafety, biosecurity, and bioethics. The platform includes case-studies, scenario-based videos, immersive virtual lab tours, technology briefs, and e-learning modules.

The International Network on Biotechnology (INB) is administered by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). UNICRI is one of the five United Nations Research and Training Institutes. UNICRI was founded in 1968 pursuant to Economic and Social Council Resolution 1086 B (XXXIX) of 1965 and assists the international community in formulating and implementing improved policies and practices in the fields of crime prevention and criminal justice. UNICRI’s work focuses on Goal 16 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As of November 2021, the INB digital platform does not appear to be publicly available, but you can contact biotech@unicri.it for additional information about the INB and its work.