The Biosecurity Office is a national information centre for the government and for organisations that work with high-risk biological material.

The Biosecurity Office shares knowledge and information about biosecurity and increases awareness about biosecurity, in order to prevent the risk of misuse of high risk pathogens, knowledge and technologies. The Biosecurity Office increases biosecurity awareness in the Netherlands by organizing a Biosecurity Knowledge Day in the Netherlands annually, by giving lectures and workshops, by developing knowledge products and web applications, and by joining international biosecurity initiatives. For all questions regarding biosecurity issues, you can contact the Biosecurity Office: biosecurity@rivm.nl.

Working safely in the laboratory with SARS-CoV-2? Here you will find more information about biosafety and biosecurity aspects of SARS-CoV-2 in the laboratory.

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Biosafety and biosecurity aspects of SARS-CoV-2

With the current pandemic of COVID-19, there is a great appeal to laboratories for processing sample materials, diagnostics, but also research into a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2.

03/24/2020 - 15:56

Biosafety and Biosecurity policy in a mobile app

The International Expert Group of Biosafety and Biosecurity Regulators (IEGBBR) has developed a mobile application that bundles relevant aspects for a biosafety and biosecurity policy.

03/14/2020 - 09:25
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