Office of Biotechnology Activities
National Institutes of Health - Office of Science Policy
The Recombinant DNA Program promotes scientific advancement and safety in the conduct of basic and clinical recombinant DNA research.
NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules
: Standards guiding containment and safe research practices.
Institutional Biosafety Committees
: OBA's partners in oversight.
-an electronic registration system for Institutional Biosafety Committees.
Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee
: Public, in-depth review of the scientific, safety, and ethical dimensions of human gene transfer research.
: Electronic resource for information and adverse event reporting on gene transfer trials.
Workshops, Safety Symposia and Policy Conferences
: Forums for expert review and public discussion of emerging scientific, medical, ethical, and safety issues in gene transfer clinical research.
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