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The EU Export Control policy – Provisions for Research

Cornelius Schmaltz, European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation

Speech at the Herrenhausen Symposium "Dual Use Research on Microbes: Biosafety, Biosecurity, Responsibility", 11.12.2014

Cornelius Schmaltz provides an overview of the history, policy, legal framework, and institutional aspects of the EU export control policy in his talk and also discusses the particular case of Ron Fouchier’s publication of his H5N1 influenza research. For example, he names basic features like a common set of rules and of licenses as well as the coordination of implementation of the policy. He also discusses provisions for research and considerations for dual use research in the EU framework programme for research and innovation "Horizon 2020". Schmalz received his MD and his training as a board-certified pediatrician from the University of Freiburg/Germany. Following a postdoc at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Dr. Schmaltz joined the Volkswagen Foundation in Germany, as programme manager in Medicine. Since 2006 he has been an official at the European Commission's Research and Innovation Directorate General, where he is currently Deputy Head of Unit for Infectious Diseases and Public Health.

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