In April 2016, on behalf of the IAP, the UK Royal Society, Polish Academy of Sciences and US National Academy of Sciences convened a roundtable on a Science Advisory Process for the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC). The event bought together technical experts, science advice practitioners and key stakeholders from 13 countries. It took place on the margins of the April Preparatory Committee meeting (PrepCom) of the 8th Review Conference of the BTWC.
It was designed to facilitate ongoing discussions amongst States Parties on strengthening arrangements for reviewing developments in science and technology. Participants explored different options and practical considerations in the specific context of the BTWC. A roundtable report summarising the discussions is available for download.