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Update on Evolution of CWA 15793 Laboratory Biorisk Management

At its plenary meeting in November 2013, the ISO Technical Committee 212 approved a resolution accepting this project as a Preliminary Work Item, contingent on agreement by CEN to transfer responsibility for CWA 15793 to ISO. This agreement has now been reached, provided a new Work Initiation Proposal (NWIP) is approved by December 2014. The Laboratory Biorisk Management System NWIP has now been submitted and will remain open for comment until mid-September 2014. As such, we would like to encourage all our Members to contact their respective national standards body to provide comments and support for this important NWIP.

There are total of 35 participating countries and 21 observing countries on the ISO TC 212. For information on the TC 212 and its participating countries, click here.

Please also note that the IFBA would actively participate in this process as a Category D Liaison Organization in order to provide technical input, inform the drafting of the new document, and continue to seek broad input from our regional and national biosafety member associations and observer organizations.

Finally, we remind you that developments on this initiative can be followed at

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