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Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of the Academic Biomedical Research Community

Protecting the Nation's Investment

Authors: ; ; ; ; ; ; . Editors: Ellen Carlin, Lisa Brown, and Georges C. Benjamin.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-46249-5ISBN-10: 0-309-46249-5

The academic biomedical research community is a hub of employment, economic productivity, and scientific progress. Academic research institutions are drivers of economic development in their local and state economies and, by extension, the national economy. Beyond the economic input that the academic biomedical research community both receives and provides, it generates knowledge that in turn affects society in myriad ways.

The United States has experienced and continues to face the threat of disasters, and, like all entities, the academic biomedical research community can be affected. Recent disasters, from hurricanes to cyber-attacks, and their consequences have shown that the investments of the federal government and of the many other entities that sponsor academic research are not uniformly secure. First and foremost, events that damage biomedical laboratories and the institutions that house them can have impacts on the safety and well-being of humans and research animals. Furthermore, disasters can affect career trajectories, scientific progress, and financial stability at the individual and institutional levels.

Strengthening the Disaster Resilience of the Academic Biomedical Research Community offers recommendations and guidance to enhance the disaster resilience of the academic biomedical research community, with a special focus on the potential actions researchers, academic research institutions, and research sponsors can take to mitigate the impact of future disasters.

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This activity was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (G2014-14537), the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (#2014168; #2016055), the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the National Institutes of Health (#HHSN26300083). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.

Suggested citation:

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Strengthening the disaster resilience of the academic biomedical research community: Protecting the nation's investment. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/24827.

Copyright 2017 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Bookshelf ID: NBK447304PMID: 28806039DOI: 10.17226/24827

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