The BioWeapons Monitor 2012 contains country reports on BWC-relevant activities in eight states: Brazil, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In-country authors collected and analysed relevant information that is distributed through this publication. The authors used open sources and actively sought information from government departments, research institutions, industry, scientific societies and other entities. This wide range of sources helps to ensure that the project is as comprehensive as possible and draws on as many reliable sources as possible. The BioWeapons Monitor 2012 is based on the model for 2011: For future years the intention is to extend the coverage to include all three of the Standing Agenda items of the Intersessional Process.

BWPP (GENEVA), Bradford Disarmament Research Centre (University of Bradford, UK), December 13, 2012