The Institutional Biosafety Committee’s oversight has expanded to include all projects utilizing biological agents and toxins, human and non-human cells, organs, tissues, and organisms or research requiring federal permits. Because the scope has increased, the registration form has changed combining both the IBC and Biological Agent Use Registration (BAUR). Please contact Danielle Delage to acquire the forms, and for assistance with the registration process.
To report any research or instructional related incidents involving biohazard materials.
To be completed annually for approved registrations.
To be used for requesting changes to approved registrations (e.g. grants, personnel, experimental activities, etc.)
Due to local, state, and federal regulations and guidelines, Lab Specific Biosafety Manuals (LSBMs) are required for all BSL-2 laboratories. The DPH and NIH will inspect labs to ensure BSL-2 labs have these available and accessible, as well as to ensure that all lab personnel have been trained on the LSBM on an annual basis. The Training Verification Form must be used to show that LSBM training has been completed on an annual basis. The rest of the training columns are optional. However, if they are not used, dates of training for personnel must be printed and added to that section of the binder.
Therefore, the IBC and Biosafety will be distributing general LSBM binders during annual Biosafety Audits. If you would like to schedule a time for an LSBM binder to be delivered to your lab, prior to the Biosafety Audit, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for including laboratory specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure the LSBM is specific to the biohazards in their lab. Biosafety has provided pathogen risk assessments for some of the more common biohazards found in laboratories. Incorporate them into your LSBM, if they apply to your laboratory or use them as a guide to create your own.
- Pathogen Risk Assessment- Human Cell Lines
- Pathogen Risk Assessment- Listeria monocytogenes
- Pathogen Risk Assessment- Lentivirus and Lentiviral Vectors
- Pathogen Risk Assessment- Staphylococcus aureus
- Pathogen Risk Assessment- Streptococcal sp.