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S3 - Science Safety 


Biosecurity, Biosafety, Biocontainment, and Biorisk Management

Welcome to the website of the S3: Science, Safety, and Security program, which addresses biosafety, biosecurity, biocontainment, and biorisk management. 

The S3 program promotes transparency and broader awareness about the evolving nature of biological agents that can be hazardous, and how to handle and use these agents safely and securely. The resources provided here include information for laboratory personnel who work with potentially hazardous biological agents, their supervisors, the management personnel of the institutions in which they work, policymakers, and the public. Learn More >>


A photomicrograph of Clostridium botulinum bacteria.


Science, Safety and Security Quarterly Newsletter  

In this issue of the S3 Quarterly: Policy Announcement on United States Government Policy for Dual Use Research of Concern, FBI Connects Science and Security Communities, Interagency Biorisk Management Working Group is Established and more

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Frequently Asked Questions


Import-Export of Biological Materials


Legal and Policy Framework


Strategies and Reports


Presentations from Select
Agent Programs

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Additional U.S.
Government Resources

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Dual Use Research of