The University of Wisconsin-Madison will meet the requirements stated in the United States Government (USG) Policy for Institutional Oversight of Life Sciences Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC). This policy requires an institution to have an appeal process for a principal investigator (PI) in the event he or she does not agree with the determination of the research as DURC. The DURC Subcommittee, which is a subcommittee of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC), will serve as the primary reviewer of potential DURC research.
In the event a PI does not agree with the findings of the DURC Subcommittee, he or she can state why they disagree with the finding and request the DURC Subcommittee to review the research again. If the PI and DURC Subcommittee do not come to an agreement, the Institutional Contact for Dual Use Research (ICDUR) will request outside advice from the program officer for the USG funding agency. For research funded by private funds, the ICDUR will request advice from NIH.