Institutional Biosafety Committee

The Institutional Biosafety Committee is charged with reviewing all research involving recombinant DNA, genetic engineering and related studies, plus research on potentially infectious agents. It also assures that appropriate precautions are followed to protect the University and the community.

Institutional Biosafety Training

Online Biosafety training is provided through the CITI Program. 

This new Biosafety course, developed for the CITI Program by Benjamin Fontes, MPH, CBSP at Yale University, will provide the learner with a solid foundation in the principles of the containment of biohazards.  The Biosafety Course is modular.  Go to the CITI Program link above to login for the biosafety training.

Biosafety Documents and Resources

Please refer to EHSRMS/EM Laboratory Safety page for the latest Research Lab Policies.

For your convenience, here is the link to Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th Edition from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health.  FYI Section V Vertebrate Animal Biosafety Level Criteria for Vivarium Research Facilities covers recommendations and requirements for ABSL2.  This is the guiding manual for biosafety at research institutions.

Investigator Responsibilities Under the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules is a helpful resource for NIH Principal Investigators working with Recombinant DNA Molecules.