Objectives

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this Organization are as follows:

  1. To provide a professional body that represents the interests and desires of practitioners of biosafety, biosecurity, and biorisk management throughout the country;
  2. To promote risk assessment, safety and security consultations, and the best practices in design and implementation among laboratories;
  3. To push for the development and advancement of biorisk management as a scientific discipline and as a profession;
  4. To design and implement standards and guidelines for biosafety, biosecurity, and biorisk management among Philippine laboratories;
  5. To continue to promote the awareness and conduct of laboratory biosafety and biosecurity throughout the country;
  6. To promote safe management of biological materials;
  7. To provide a setting for knowledge-sharing on biorisk management;
  8. To enhance collaboration and networking between laboratories in areas of laboratory biorisk assessment including biosecurity and biosafety;
  9. To seek to influence and support existing or emerging legislation and standards in the areas of biosafety, biosecurity, biorisk management, and associated activities, while acting as a focal point for the consolidation of views on these issues;
  10. To support continuous professional development for its members;
  11. To facilitate collaboration with the local and international biosafety, biosecurity, and biorisk management groups/associations/federations, and societies;
  12. To facilitate training for scientists, laboratory managers, and policymakers on surveillance, diagnostics, biosafety, and pathogen security to raise awareness and to promote effective laboratory practices;
  13. To stimulate continuous learning in biorisk management;
  14. To encourage applied biosafety, biosecurity, and biorisk management research;
  15. To produce an annual membership directory to stimulate networking and keep an online website for faster communication with its members;
  16. To introduce an awards program aimed at recognizing and rewarding any person, institution, or organization for outstanding biorisk management practices, which are initiated, implemented, and sustained for the efficient biosafety and biosecurity of the staff, community, and the environment; and
  17. To ensure that all members, institutions, and organizations strictly adhere to the values and integrity of the constitution of the Organization. That all members, institutions, and organizations conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with ethical, legal, and transparent practices adopted and enforced by the Organization and its constitution. The Organization reserves the right to expel any member, institution, and organization not adhering to these policies and constitution of the association as decided by the officers of the Organization.