2023 Cambridge Biosafety Forum

Cambridge is the first city in the world to establish direct citizen oversight of biological research, and continues to set the standard for strict public oversight of this sector. In May 2023, the Cambridge Public Health Department hosted the Cambridge Biosafety Forum for people interested in learning about institutional biosafety committees and municipal regulation of the biotech sector. Here are recordings from the two-day virtual forum, as well as presentation materials and other resources.

About the Forum

Video Recordings

Topics: Biological risk assessment, viral vector biosafety, and the role of the community representative on an institutional biosafety committee (IBC).

Topics:  Municipal biosafety oversight and mock meeting of an IBC.

Presentations & Handouts

Biosafety Resources



National Institutes of Health


Other Resources