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UPMC Center for Health Security
This report is a compilation of the findings and recommendations discovered pursuing the Naval Postgraduate School Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) Grant No. N00244-15-1-0028, for research entitled "Improving Security through International Biosafety Norms.” The focus of this project was the potential for a biological research laboratory accident to spark an epidemic, and become an international public health problem. We examined what norms and expectations nations should have of each other to maintain a biosafety infrastructure capable of preventing and mitigating consequences a catastrophic biocontainment failure.