NIH Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA) [website]
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA) "promotes science, safety and ethics in the development of public policies in three areas: Biomedical Technology Assessment, Biosafety, and Biosecurity. By monitoring research and through consultation, coordination, and analysis, the office develops policies related to: The conduct of clinical trials using recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids; Biosafety for NIH supported research; Biosecurity, including oversight of dual use research; and Registration of new stem cells lines for NIH funded research. Specific activities include optimizing the conduct and oversight of gene transfer research, updating and interpreting biosafety policies under the NIH Guidelines Involving Research with Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acids, providing critical input on Governmental policies regarding dual use research, the NIH Stem Cell Registry."

Citing HSDL Resources

Documents from the HSDL collection cannot automatically be added to citation managers (e.g. Refworks, Endnotes, etc). This HSDL abstract page contains some of the pieces you may need when citing a resource, such as the author, publisher and date information. We highly recommend you always refer to the resource itself as the most accurate source of information when citing. Here are some sources that can help with formatting citations (particularly for government documents).


Indiana University Guide: Citing U.S. Government Publications:
Clear examples for citing specific types of government publications in a variety of formats. It does not address citing according to specific style guides.

Naval Postgraduate School: Dudley Knox Library. Citing Styles:
Specific examples for citing government publications according to APA and Chicago style guides. Click on the link for your preferred style then navigate to the specific type of government publication.

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