IBC Training

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 Biosafety website.

  • All researchers conducting research involving rsNA and biohazardous materials, agents, and toxins must complete lab safety training listed below.
  • All researchers conducting research involving human or nonhuman primate blood, tissue, cells, or other body fluids must take Bloodborne Pathogens training (OH218) annually.

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.