Codes of conduct and biological weapons: an in-process assessment

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dc.contributor.author Rappert, Brian en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-07-16T10:50:25Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:55:06Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T15:51:55Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06 en_GB
dc.description.abstract Codes of conduct have received a significant amount of attention in recent years as a policy option to address concerns about the relation between life science research and the deliberate spread of disease through biological weapons. While the term code of conduct has functioned as a generic umbrella phrase for an array of different types of codes, in general, such codes seek to set expectations regarding thinking and behavior for those associated with the life sciences. The purpose of this article is fourfold: (1) to survey recent developments, specifically with respect to “universal” and “scientific society” types of codes; (2) to propose criteria for assessing these initiatives; (3) to evaluate activities undertaken to date on the basis of these criteria; and (4) to propose key questions for the future. Overall, a mixed assessment is offered of the achievements of code-related activities to date. As argued, because of this overall situation, in the future careful attention should be given to what is sought out of this option and how it can be realized in practice. en_GB
dc.description.sponsorship Alfred P. Sloan Foundation en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 5(2), pp.145-154 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1089/bsp.2007.0003 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/32132 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/10.1089/bsp.2007.0003?journalCode=bsp en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.liebertpub.com/bsp en_GB
dc.subject life sciences en_GB
dc.subject scientific research en_GB
dc.subject biological weapons en_GB
dc.subject biosciences en_GB
dc.subject research governance en_GB
dc.subject biotechnology en_GB
dc.title Codes of conduct and biological weapons: an in-process assessment en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-07-16T10:50:25Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:55:06Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T15:51:55Z
dc.identifier.issn 1538-7135 en_GB
dc.description Published version reproduced by permission of the publisher. en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science en_GB


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