Training for Biosafety

The University’s Policies and Procedures for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules or Infectious Agents include a training requirement. Researchers must complete biosafety/biosecurity training through the university’s current CITI subscription. All students, postdocs, technicians working in your research lab should also complete the training. Please be sure to inform them of this requirement and keep documentation of training. 

Instructions for CITI Training (PDF)

NOTE: While the training requirement is directed primarily to researchers, if a course involves the use of BL-2 materials, the instructor is required to complete the training.

The four specific modules you are required to complete are:

  • Introduction to Biosafety
  • Basic Biosafety Training (NOTE: this will show up as “Training for Investigators, Staff and Students Handling Biohazards” in your list of courses once added)
  • Select Agents, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism
  • NIH Recombinant DNA (rDNA Guidelines)

The CITI training is valid for four years from the date of completion.  CITI will send reminders when it is time to retake the training.

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