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. This policy requires institutions to provide education and training on Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) for individuals conducting life sciences research with one or more of the agents listed in the USG Policy and to maintain records of such education and training for the term of the research grant or contract plus three years after its completion.
The Institutional Contact for Dual Use Research (ICDUR) will ensure education and training materials are available to all principal investigators (PI) and researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison as well as members of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and Biosecurity Task Force.
The education and training requirements will include:
PIs and researchers will be required to take this training every three years.
IBC and Biosecurity Task Force members will be required to receive the training describing DURC and USG Policy fundamentals every three years. New members of the committee will be trained when they join one of the committees.