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.