Biosecurity and Biodefence Resource 

The Federation of American Scientists has created an internet resource for biosecurity policy, bioterrorism information, and biodefense research. The organizations listed here represent various perspectives on what actions individual scientists, research institutions, science journals, the public, and government can do to minimize the threat of bioterrorism while maximizing the benefits of life science research.

Biosecurity Education Portal
Biological Threat Agents Information
International Organizations

Introduction to Biological Weapons
U.S. Legislation, Executive Orders and Treaties
Non-Governmental Organizations

U.S. Government Agencies
University Policy Centers

U.S. Biodefense Research Map

This map displays the locations of both operational and planned Biosafety Level-4 (BSL-4) laboratories in the United States as well as the National Biocontainment Laboratories (NBLs), the Regional Biocontainment Laboratories (RBLs), and the Regional Centers of Excellence (RCE) for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases, both established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).

U.S. Biodefense Research Map

Note: The inclusion or exclusion of any entity from this site is not to be interpreted as any kind of editorial commentary by the FAS.