IBC Required Biosafety Training
All required training must be completed and current by the PI and research personnel for approval of IBC protocols. Links to all of the courses are available on the EHS training website.
Site-specific training giving by PI
(OH 238 REFRESHER)
Hazardous Waste Management
Blood Borne Pathogens
NIH rDNA Guidelines for PI’s
|Human/NHP cell lines and/or specimens limited to collection and/or storage.|
(e.g. blood collection, sputum collection, cheek swabs etc.)
|Human/NHP cell lines and/or specimens including collection, storage processing and or testing.|
(e.g. vortexing, centrifuge, plating and further testing of samples)
|ONCE||ONCE PER LOCATION||INITIAL AND THEN|
OH 238 EVERY 3 YEARS
|Activities involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules not involving Human/NHP cell lines or specimens||ONCE||ONCE PER LOCATION||INITIAL AND THEN|
OH 238 EVERY 3 YEARS
|ONCE||ONCE||N/A||ONCE FOR PI’S, COPI’S, LAB MANAGERS AND OTHER SUMBITTERS|
|Shipping of biological materials||SHIPPING of BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS requires additional training as specified by Environmental Health and Services (EHS). Please contact EHS for additional information.
Phone: 512-471-3511 Email: EHS-Directors@austin.utexas.edu
All courses are available on UT Learn with exception of OH 102.
The template for OH 102 is available at the bottom of your ePROTOCOL investigator dashboard.
Required Lab Biosafety Manual and Inspection
A currently approved lab biosafety manual and inspection is required for approval of IBC protocols.
- All research and teaching activities involving rsNA, and biohazardous materials, agents, and toxins must have the lab and any related animal housing space inspected by EHS for the biocontainment level (BSL or ABSL) appropriate for the work described in the rDNA and/or Biosafety protocols.
- Annual biosafety inspections are required but may be more often depending on risk or funding agency
- The lab biosafety manual must be maintained with current information in Appendices A, B, and C.
- Contact EHS at (512) 471-3511 for additional information on the lab biosafety manual or to schedule a biosafety inspection.
For more information, refer to the EHS Biosafety website.