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 BSL1 Biosafety Review form; this type of registration does not generally require review and approval by the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
The BSL2 Biosafety Review 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.