On 9 February, the EU Science Hub says that, because they can also be used to produce or spread nuclear and other WMD, so-called dual-use goods cannot be freely exchanged: in the EU, they are subject to export controls. Export controls do not apply only to goods but also to knowledge and data contained in research results. Tools for Innovation Monitoring (TIM) Dual Use is a tool developed to navigate research results and identify those that can potentially represent a threat for the proliferation of WMD. It is said that guidelines will be finalised soon and will contribute to raising awareness in the research and academic world on the potential risks of involuntarily contributing to the proliferation of WMD. TIM Dual Use is suggested as a supporting tool, helping researchers to map their past scientific production and, if necessary, improve their compliance.
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