Work Packages

The four institutes work closely together in the project and share the main responsibilities across
the project’s ten work packages (WP).

WP 1 (JLU): Multinormativity - Categorization of the different types of norms constituting and
shaping the CBW prohibitions, their interactions and their effectiveness.

WP 2 (JLU): Multi-level perspective - Analysis of the interactions between the different norms created at different levels, with particular reference to national law.

WP 3 (IFSH): Norm contestation and resilience - Analysis of the CBW prohibition norms, assessment of their weakening, and formulating options to increase their resilience.

WP 4 (PRIF): Compliance and Enforcement - Analysis of the framework conditions and practice of
compliance and enforcement of norms in the CBW regimes, discourse analysis of state positions.

WP 5 (IFSH): Security policy framework - analysis of changing interests and the actions of key actors
and their effects on the two CBW prohibition regimes.

WP 6: (IFSH): CBW Terrorism - Analysis of the emergence of CBW terrorism, its impact on the CBW
prohibition regimes, and evaluation of measures taken to strengthen regime implementation.

WP 7 (ZNF): Technological challenges - S&T mapping, creation of scenarios, proposals for education and training in various R&D facilities.

WP 8 (PRIF): Synthesis of research results - Merging and synthesis of the results of all WPs, publication in edited volume.

WP 9 (IFSH): Transfer and policy advice - Transfer of research results to political actors, to the
academic specialist audience, and the interested public.

WP 10 (IFSH): Project coordination - Coordination of the network activities and the exchange with the implementation partners from the Federal Foreign Office and Leopoldina as well as the CBWNet
transfer network through the Berlin IFSH office