About This Journal
The mission of the Biotechnology Innovation and Regulatory Science Center is to educate and train students to become global leaders and innovators to advance discovery and development, especially in areas related to biotechnology, and to meet global health needs with an initial focus on Africa. We accomplish this mission through innovative knowledge-based programs in STEM areas, an emphasis on interdisciplinary collaboration, and an emphasis on engaging industry.
The research objectives of the BIRS Center lie both within biotechnology education and discovery research, with the overall goal of providing excellence in graduate and undergraduate education and training for careers in the life sciences, most recently emphasizing an additional area of regulatory science utilizing machine-learning to analyze drug quality. Regulatory science is multidisciplinary and the field of regulatory science also faces challenges to bring emerging research and technologies to the workforce. The BIRS Center has allowed for successful and sustainable multidisciplinary collaborations to bring cutting edge research content into the classroom.
Open access publishing is critical to meet the goals of the center’s mission. Not only does open access give a voice to those who may not otherwise have a platform, but by allowing the research our BIRS community performs to be readily available for fellow researchers, the knowledge will flourish. The growing BIRS community, both in the United States and abroad, can be provided the opportunity to watch their research be put into action.
Currently we are publishing the following categories of work:
- Technical Reports
- Literature Reviews
- Translational Discovery
- Research into Practice
Our publications would not be possible without the funding of multiple sources. Our community and supporters come from the areas of academic, regulatory (government), and industry.
See the Guide for Authors for a complete coverage of the journal.