The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has scheduled a public meeting of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) for May 5, 2015, in Bethesda, Maryland. Topics of discussion at the meeting will reportedly include (i) NSABB’s proposed framework for guiding risk and benefit assessments of gain-of-function (GOF) studies involving pathogens and toxins deemed to have pandemic potential; (ii) the process of conducting the risk and benefit assessments; and (iii) the board’s future deliberations on the GOF issue. Information about registration, webcast access and submitting comments is available on the National Institutes of Health website. See Federal Register, April 8, 2015.