Through the Biosafety program, Franklin and Marshall College is committed to providing a healthy and safe learning, teaching and research environment. The goals of the College's Biological Safety Program are to:
i. protect staff, students and the community from exposure to potentially
biohazardous agents that may cause disease or other detrimental effects
in humans, animals, or plants.
ii. prevent environmental contamination.
iii. provide biosecurity guidelines to safeguard experimental materials.
iv. ensure compliance with Federal, State and Local guidelines and regulations.
The Biosafety Program is coordinated by the Biosafety Officer and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
The Biosafety Program is responsible:
1- for the review and approval of research proposals, teaching lab protocols and other laboratory activities that involve rDNA and other potentially biohazardous agents. The review shall assure the safe acquisition, storage, use, and disposal of all biological agents.
2- to ensure the appropriate training of Principal Investigators (PIs) and lab personnel including students and technical staff.