In April of 2021, the IFBA’s Equity- Focused Coordinating Committee collected feedback regarding experiences and challenges in meeting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across the global biosafety and biosecurity community. A summary of the survey findings has been attached and further details can be found at the following link:

With a particular focus on age and gender, the results bring into focus the need for greater awareness and integration of DEI principles into global biosafety and biosecurity strategies. We look forward to working together as the IFBA ECC embarks on further initiatives to define and promote DEI within our global community.