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Biosafety Program

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The Biosafety Program is designed to minimize the risks of lab-acquired illness, to ensure proper containment for activities utilizing biohazardous materials, and to maintain compliance with regulations pertaining to recombinant DNA and biohazardous materials.

Mission

The mission of the Biosafety program at ASU is to assure a safe and healthy environment for individuals working with biohazardous materials and to assure the protection of the community and environment by preventing the exposure to those materials.

To help determine if biological safety is a concern for your research, please review the Biological Safety Assessment Diagram. Also please be aware that EH&S performs annual inspections of laboratories that perform biological research. If you have any other questions, please contact ASU Biosafety .

Institutional Biosafety Committee

All research conducted under the auspices of Arizona State University involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules or the use of infectious agents must be registered with the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) whether exempt from federal regulation or not. The IBC is required to review each proposed project and certify that the procedures, project, personnel, training, and facilities are adequate and in compliance with the federal guidelines. Contact the coordinator of the IBC at least one month prior to beginning work. It is necessary to complete a disclosure form annually for research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules or the use of infectious agents to document such activities. Please visit the Office of Research Integrity and Assurance for more information.

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