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 training website.

ACTIVITYREQUIRED TRAINING
OH 101
Hazard Communication
OH 102
Site-specific training giving by PI
OH 201
Laboratory Safety
(OH 238 REFRESHER)
OH 202
Hazardous Waste Management
OH 207
Biological Safety
OH 218
Blood Borne Pathogens
CW 512
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.)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AANNUALLYN/A
Human/NHP cell lines and/or specimens including collection, storage processing and or testing.
(e.g. vortexing, centrifuge, plating and further testing of samples)
ONCEONCE PER LOCATIONINITIAL AND THEN
OH 238 EVERY 3 YEARS
ONCEONCEANNUALLYN/A
Activities involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules not involving Human/NHP cell lines or specimensONCEONCE PER LOCATIONINITIAL AND THEN
OH 238 EVERY 3 YEARS
ONCEONCEN/AONCE FOR PI’S, COPI’S, LAB MANAGERS AND OTHER SUMBITTERS
Shipping of biological materialsSHIPPING 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.