Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) - Online

30 minutes
Every 3 years
Course Cost: 
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Participants will learn about the Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) policy, how DURC is reviewed and managed at UW, and the responsibilities of persons conducting research involving agents and toxins subject to the United States Government Policy on DURC.

Accommodations and language services 

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them. 

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at dso@uw.edu. 

  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at ehstrain@uw.edu and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services. 

  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at ehstrain@uw.edu.  

Intended Audience 

Principal Investigators and other laboratory personnel (e.g., graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research technicians, laboratory staff, and visiting scientists) conducting research involving any of the following agents:

  • Botulinum neurotoxins (at any quantity)
  • Avian influenza virus (highly pathogenic)
  • Bacillus anthracis
  • Burkholderia mallei
  • Burkholderia pseudomallei
  • Foot-and-mouth disease virus
  • Francisella tularensis
  • Reconstructed 1918 influenza virus
  • Rinderpest virus
  • Toxin-producing strains of Clostridium botulinum
  • Yersinia pestis

Risk Group 4 Agents not permitted at UW: Ebola virus, Marburg virus, Variola major and minor viruses


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201