Beyond gain of function: strengthening oversight of research with potential pandemic pathogens

This article assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the P3CO Framework and provides recommendations for strengthening oversight of research with potential pandemic pathogens. The P3CO Framework should be replaced by a national policy that would apply to all relevant research, regardless of the source of funding and be implemented by a new national agency for biorisk management. This new policy would need to be accompanied by a comprehensive analysis of potential pandemic pathogen risks, clear guidance on how to identify research that falls within the scope of the policy, a rigorous process for reviewing the risks and benefits of such research, and criteria for determining the appropriate measures needed to conduct such research safely, securely, and responsibly.PMID:37794694 | DOI:10.1080/20477724.2023.2265627
Source: Pathogens and Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research