2017 Annual Report of the
Federal Select Agent Program

Infographic of Findings

The 2017 Annual Report of the Federal Select Agent Program, released in December 2018, summarizes 2017 data for the Federal Select Agent Program (FSAP), which regulates the possession, use and transfer of biological select agents and toxins so that important work with potentially dangerous and deadly pathogens is conducted as safely and securely as possible. FSAP is a partnership between HHS’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

For the third year, this report continues to provide the American public with insight into the regulatory activities of the program.  The contents include a look at both the regulatory functions of the program, as well as compliance with the select agent regulations at laboratories across the nation.

As in previous years, the report summarizes aggregate program data in areas such as:

  • Numbers and types of registered entities
  • Security risk assessments performed
  • Number of inspections conducted
  • Top registered select agents or toxins, by agency
  • Key observations related to inspection findings and compliance with the select agent regulations
  • Identifications and transfers of select agents or toxins
  • Thefts, losses, and releases of select agents or toxins

The annual publication of this report reflects the program’s ongoing commitment to increasing transparency and understanding of the program.

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