David Brown Appointed by Vice President of Research to IRE for DURC

November 6, 2018
Brown, David

Dr. David Brown, Professor and VBS Vice Chair has been appointed by the Vice President for Research to a three year term as a member of the Institutional Review Entity (IRE) for Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC). The IRE assesses proposed life sciences research that may fall under the definition of DURC as established by the U.S. Government Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences. If a research project is determined to meet the definition of DURC, the IRE will communicate the assessment to the appropriate funding agency and, working with the PI, submit a draft risk mitigation plan for approval by the funding agency.  Once the plan is approved, the IRE will provide ongoing compliance oversight over the life of the project.