Biological Safety

To enhance health and safety in biological research laboratories, the University has established a biological safety program and an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). In order to minimize the risks related to the possession and use of biohazardous materials, researchers must follow the practices and procedures provided in the biological safety program and obtain approval from the IBC prior to conducting research activities involving rDNA and other biohazardous materials. The IBC reviews and approves practices and procedures regarding research and other activities involving biohazardous material, and take appropriate actions to ensure activities are conducted in compliance with applicable regulations and the University’s biological safety program.

Researchers working with biological materials at Syracuse University are required to submit an initial biological research registration indicating the materials they will be working with and if recombinant or synthetic DNA molecules will be used.

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