Biosafety Information Network and Advisory Service
george at genes.icgeb.trieste.it
Wed Aug 10 05:59:45 EST 1994
Subject: Biosafety Information Network and Advisory Service
BIOSAFETY INFORMATION NETWORK AND ADVISORY SERVICE
The Biosafety Information Network and Advisory Service (BINAS) is a
comprehensive data resource and technical assistance service established
by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in order
to facilitate the formulation, refinement and harmonization of biotechnology
regulations, as well as, to provide a decision support environment for risk
assessment of confined uses or environmental releases of transgenic organisms.
This electronic service is complemented by:
expert advice to:
National Safety Committees
Institutional Safety Committees
and training in biological risk assessment.
Information support is provided in the form of
national biosafety regulations and guidelines
experts in risk assessment and evaluation
addresses and regulatory mandates of national authorities
field releases of transgenic organisms
supported by government appointed BINAS Network Nodes.
INTERACTIVE TOOLS for:
molecular sequence and bibliographic databases
electronic mail and bulletin board services
access to other relevant biotechnology information resources
All information carried by BINAS comes from primary sources and is totally
unbiased. BINAS respects confidential business information and intellectual
property rights, and will only allow users access to public domain data.
Users are invited to submit any information considered relevant, as well as,
comments aimed at improving the service.
An experimental version of the BINAS service can be accessed via Gopher on
the following host:
binas.un.or.at port 70
Interactive access to the BINAS server is also available upon request.
Should you have any difficulty connecting to the BINAS Service or any
comments, please contact consultant at binas.un.or.at.
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