Do you work with Biohazardous Materials?
- Recombinant DNA, such as plasmids or viral vectors
- Potentially infectious microorganisms such as viruses,bacteria, fungi, prions, etc.
- Biologically derived toxins, such as those classified as Select Agents
- Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC)
- DURC Program Manual
- DURC policy
- DURC links - http://www.phe.gov/s3/dualuse/Documents/durc-companion-guide.pdf and http://osp.od.nih.gov/office-biotechnology-activities/biosecurity/dual-use-research-concern
- Human cell lines; tissue; blood; or Other human/nonhuman Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM)
Research invovling any of the above materials must be registered with the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). Registering your work with the IBC will establish a level of biosafety containment for your laboratory and help ensure that your research is conducted in compliance with Biosafety Regulations. Noncompliance may lead to suspension, limitation, or termination of funding to USC by the NIH, regardless of the source of funding for your project. Please contact us if you have any questions about the IBC process, or see below for more information.
Institutional Biosafety Committee
Other Biosafety Resources
- Biological Safety Manual
- Biosafety Inspection Flow Chart
- Biolnventory Fact Sheet
- Biological Agent Inventory- Spreadsheet Template
- CDC Biosafety Guidelines
- Investigator Educational Brochure - Recombinant DNA
- Material Safety Data Sheets for Infectious Substances
- NIH Guidelines for Recombinant DNA Research