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US Department of Health and Human Services

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response  (ASPR)
was created under the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act in the wake
of Katrina to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to
the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters. See
website: *http://www.phe.gov*


 The Office of the... Read more Created: March 25, 2015


CSIR-Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB) is a premier Institute of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), engaged in research of national importance in the areas of genomics, molecular medicine, bioinformatics, proteomics and environmental biotechnology.

Created: March 24, 2015
New Zealand Biosecurity Institute

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Created: March 11, 2015
United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

UNODA was established in January 1998 as the Department for Disarmament
Affairs which was part of the Secretary-General’s programme for reform in
accordance with his report to the General Assembly (A/51/950). It was
originally established in 1982 upon the recommendation of the General
Assembly's second special session on disarmament (SSOD II). In 1992, its name
was changed to Centre for Disarmament Affairs, under the Department of
Political Affairs. At the end of 1997, it was renamed Department for
Disarmament Affairs and in 2007, it became... Read more Created: March 11, 2015


The idea of INTERPOL was born in 1914 at the first International Criminal
Police Congress, held in Monaco. This meeting brought together police
officers and judicial representatives from 24 countries to find ways to
cooperate on solving crimes, notably arrest and extradition procedures,
identification techniques and the idea of centralized criminal records.

Over the past 100 years, cooperation among police forces internationally has
become firmly grounded in practice as crimes and criminals have moved
increasingly beyond national borders.

... Read more Created: February 24, 2015

Federation of American Scientists (FAS)

FAS was founded in 1945 by many of the Manhattan Project scientists who
wanted to prevent nuclear war and is one of the longest serving organizations
in the world dedicated to reducing nuclear threats and informing the public
debate by providing technically-based research and analysis on these issues.

FAS is a non-profit membership organization, with members from the academic,
non-profit and government communities. For more information on FAS membership
and to join, please visit our Membership page.

FAS staff comprise a highly skilled and... Read more Created: February 13, 2015

Biodefense Program at George Mason University

The Biodefense Graduate Program in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University is a multi-disciplinary research and education program.The goal of the program is to educate the next generation of biodefense and biosecurity professionals and scholars by providing students with the knowledge and skills to assess the risks posed by biological threats and other weapons of mass destruction, develop strategies for reducing these risks to national and international security, and bridge the gap between scientists and policy-makers.  This unique program provides... Read more Created: February 11, 2015

Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) strives to combat
the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by training the next
generation of nonproliferation specialists and disseminating timely
information and analysis. CNS at the Middlebury Institute of International
Studies is the largest nongovernmental organization in the United States
devoted exclusively to research and training on nonproliferation issues.

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Created: February 09, 2015
World Federation for Culture Collections

The WFCC is a Multidisciplinary Commission of the International Union of
Biological Sciences (IUBS) and a Federation within the International Union of
Microbiological Societies (IUMS). The WFCC is concerned with the collection,
authentication, maintenance and distribution of cultures of microorganisms
and cultured cells. Its aim is to promote and support the establishment of
culture collections and related services, to provide liaison and set up an
information network between the collections and their users, to organise
workshops and conferences,... Read more Created: January 13, 2015