- Oversight Federal ActivityRecommendation 11: Fostering Responsibility and Accountability
Evaluate, and re-evaluate periodically, the effectiveness of current research oversight mechanisms and determine what, if any, additional steps should be taken to foster accountability at the institutional level without unduly limiting intellectual freedom.
- Oversight Federal ActivityRecommendation 13: Mandatory Oversight Controls
Make compliance with certain oversight or reporting measures mandatory for all researchers, including those in both institutional and non-institutional settings, regardless of funding sources. Also consider revising the Department of Commerce’s export controls.
- Oversight Federal ActivityRecommendation 17: Risks in Research
Identify mechanisms that ensure that the risks of research in synthetic biology, including for human subjects and other affected parties, are not unfairly or unnecessarily distributed. Updated 11/29/12
- Oversight No Federal ActivityRecommendation 18: Risks and Benefits in Commercial Production and Distribution
Evaluate current statutory mandates or regulatory requirements for distribution of risks and benefits and consider developing guidance materials and voluntary recommendations to assist manufacturers as appropriate. Updated 11/29/12
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