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Research Registration

All research involving potentially biohazardous materials must be registered with the Biosafety Office. Research that requires Biosafety Level 1 containment and practices (sometimes referred to as "exempt")  may be registered using the Biosafety Review form; this type of registration does not generally require review and approval by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
The Research Registration form must be used for research that involves Biosafety Level 2 agents. All research registrations for BSL2 labs must undergo review and approval by the IBC.
Both BSL1 and BSL2 research registrations must be renewed annually. 

Completed registration forms should be returned to the

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  • FAQs - Research Registration
  • What biosafety level is apprpriate for my  lab? Does my BSL1 research have to be registered? How do I register research? This document provides the answers to many common questions about  the research registration process.

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  • Biosafety Review Form
  • This form is used to register research and teaching activities that require BSL1 containment and practices.

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  • Research Registration
  • This form is used to register research and teaching activities that require BSL2 containment and practices

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  • Renewal and Revision to Registration
  • This form is used to make changes - to add or remove agents - to your approved research registration. This form is also used for the annual renewal of your approved research registration. 

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