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Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Risk Mitigation

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


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.


  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.
CBRN areas
  • Bio-safety/bio-security
  • Safety and security
CBRN categories
  • Biological
CoE Region
  • SEA - Southeast Asia



European Commission


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


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


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


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.