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dc.contributor.authorNovossiolova, T.
dc.contributor.authorWhitby, Simon M.
dc.contributor.authorDando, Malcolm R.
dc.contributor.authorShang, L.
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-24T13:50:40Z
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-26T11:53:51Z
dc.date.available2023-07-24T13:50:40Z
dc.date.available2023-07-26T11:53:51Z
dc.date.issued2022-06
dc.identifier.citationNovossiolova T, Whitby S, Dando M et al (2022) Strengthening biological security after COVID-19: Using cartoons for engaging life science stakeholders with the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity. 4(1): 68-74.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19537
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have acutely shown the need for maintaining robust international and national systems for biological security and ensuring that life sciences are used only for peaceful purposes. Life science stakeholders can play an important role in safeguarding scientific and technological advances in biology and related fields against accidental or deliberate misuse, not least because they are on the frontlines of driving innovation. In this paper, we argue that enhancing awareness and understanding of the risk of deliberate disease is essential for effective biological security. We first discuss the issue of ‘dual use’ in science and technology as it relates to disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Second, we review how scientist engagement with dual-use risks has been addressed in the context of the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). Third, we report on the development of an innovative awareness-raising tool, a cartoon series, that can be used for engaging life science stakeholders with BTWC issues. Finally, we outline a set of practical considerations for promoting sustainable life science engagement with the BTWC.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe graphic design of the Cartoon Series and the publication of this manuscript have been funded by a grant provided by the UK Research and Innovation Strategic Priorities Fund and HEIF Rescaling Fund through London Metropolitan University, UK.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights© 2022 Published by Elsevier B.V. on behalf of KeAi Communications Co., Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).en_US
dc.subjectCartoonen_US
dc.subjectLife sciencesen_US
dc.subjectBiological securityen_US
dc.subjectBiological and Toxin Weapons Conventionen_US
dc.subjectAwarenessen_US
dc.subjectEngagementen_US
dc.titleStrengthening biological security after COVID-19: Using cartoons for engaging life science stakeholders with the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)en_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2022-03-31
dc.date.application2022-04-13
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobb.2022.03.001
dc.rights.licenseCC-BYen_US
dc.date.updated2023-07-24T13:50:41Z
refterms.dateFOA2023-07-26T11:58:45Z
dc.openaccess.statusopenAccessen_US


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