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Biodefense and Select Agents

If you are proposing or conducting research on select agents or highly pathogenic agents, follow the steps on this portal to learn how to comply with federal law and NIH policy and process requirements.

Key Pages

Action Items

1. Learn About Federalwide Select Agent Policies

2. Read NIAID Information on Select Agents

3. Contact NIAID for Answers

Reference Reading at NIAID

Links Beyond NIAID


Find Contacts above, read  Contacting Program Officers and Grants Management Specialists, or email

Content last reviewed on December 7, 2015