Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)

Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) is defined as life sciences research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat with broad potential consequences to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, materiel, or national security.

At VUMC, the Director for Research Resources & Strategy, Susan Meyn, serves as the Institutional Contact for Dual Use Research (ICDUR).

For detailed information on VUMC's Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) Policy and procedures, please visit the link below to learn more: