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CBRN-COE
Project

Project 015: Strengthening laboratory bio-safety and bio-security through development of a laboratory iso-bank system

Context

Following the assessment of the needs of and based on discussions with the countries, this project aims at strengthening national capacities for bio-security and bio-safety through the development of a laboratory iso-bank system.

Objectives

  1. Strengthening of national capacities for bio-security and bio-safety, in particular the safe and secure handling of biological agents, through the development of a laboratory iso-bank system (the database).
  2. Timely and efficient responses to the discovery of biological agents through the promotion of the database as a linking mechanism between laboratories and hospital information systems.

Stakeholders

Coordinators

European Commission

Participants

Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment) (RIVM)

Website
https://www.rivm.nl/en

Nationaal Coördinator Terrorismebestrijding en Veiligheid (Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism) (NCTV)

Website
https://english.nctv.nl/

Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) (TNO)

Website
https://www.tno.nl/en/

This project is part of a pre-existing EU activity in the regions and has not resulted from the submission of a CoE project proposal. Due to the different origin of the project, not all countries involved are CoE partner countries.

** This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

*** This designation shall not be construed as recognition of a State of Palestine and is without prejudice to the individual positions of the Member States on this issue.