Updated 02.05.2016

Responsible science, ethics and biosecurity in the life sciences


Target group

Graduate students in life science



The course objective is to discuss the scientific responsibility of preventing misuse of research results and methods in life science. Researchers should be aware of how to handle transfer of intangible technology and microbiological agents. It is important to gain an understanding of the misuse potential and discuss the ethical obligation that comes with having acquired special knowledge in the field of life science. The course includes a historical review of biological attacks and examples of dual use agents. The emphasis of the course is on precautions with regard to biosecurity, external communication, and internal information and strategies for raising biosecurity awareness among colleagues.


Practical information

The lectures are held at the institutions and can be implemented into existing courses. Duration time is for example 2 x 45 min. including discussion. Contact CBB for more information and booking.

Contact us

Centre for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness 
Statens Serum Institut

5 Artillerivej
DK-2300 Copenhagen S

Telefon: +45 32688127
Email: cbb@ssi.dk