European Consortium of Microbial Resources Centres



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Code of Conduct on Biosecurity for BRCs

Many microbial Biological Resource Centres are entrusted with the collection and controlled supply of potentially hazardous bio-resources. This requires high responsibility, well-established risk analyses and appropriate BRC internal infrastructures, profound knowledge of relevant bio-legislation including export control and respective protective measures. This Code of Conduct on Biosecurity for Biological Resource Centres was prepared by a joint drafting group with partners from GBRCN and EMbaRC projects, and the final version of the Code has been agreed by a stakeholder meeting held in Utrecht (NL) in September 2011. This Code calls for implementation and compliance of awareness, accountability and oversight and targets all those engaged in life sciences activities, laboratory workers, managers, stakeholders and others.

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