Biological Safety

The use of any biological materials requires prior review by EHSS. Please complete the Biohazardous Material Use Application prior to working with any biological materials.

Research involving materials classified as biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) or higher, human materials, and/or recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids covered under the NIH Guidelines, must be reviewed, and approved by the University’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) prior to initiation of experiments.

Types of materials that may require IBC approval include:

  • Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules
  • Microorganisms (including bacteria, fungi, virus, etc.)
  • Human Materials (including, fluids, tissues, organs, and bones)
  • Animal Materials (including, fluids, tissues, organs, and bones)
  • Cells and Cell Lines (including established, primary, and stem cells)
  • CDC/APHIS Select Agents and Toxins (including exempt quantities)

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