Biosafety Training Program

Scott & White Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
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If you need more information on these training courses or would like to schedule a training course for your research group, please email the Office of Biosafety Send an e-mail.

General biosafety training is required by all individuals conducting research on the Scott & White Healthcare - Temple campus that involves biohazardous materials.

The NIH Guidelines state that it is the responsibility of the institution "to ensure appropriate training for ....principal investigators and laboratory staff regarding safety and implementation of the NIH Guidelines (Section IV-B-1-h).

Documentation of successful completion of training is required in order to receive an IBC approval, whether involved with a new application or for a re-application.  The risk level of the IBC permit will determine the specific education requirements.

Listed below are the  current training courses that are offered by the IBC office. For more information on the specific trianing required for your IBC permit, please email the IBC Office Send an e-mail.

Basic Laboratory Training

This course will be offered on a regular basis by the Biosafety Officer, or other designated instructor as an in person lecture. This course will cover information related to basic laboratory safety. Renewal of this training course will be required every year.

BSL-2 Laboratory Training

This course will be offered on a regular basis by the Biosafety Officer, or other designated instructor as an in person lecture. This course will cover information related to laboratory safety and procedures when working in a BSL-2 facility. Renewal of this training course will be required every year.

NIH Guideline Training

This is a required course for all study personnel. The course covers information related to NIH Guidelines and how they apply to the researcher. Renewal of this training course is required every 3-years.

 

Blood Borne Pathogen Training

This course will be offered on a regular basis by the Biosafety Officer, or other designated instructor as an in person lecture or can be completed online. This course will cover information related to risks of exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious material (OPIM) of human origin. Renewal of this training course will be required every year.

Shipping of Biohazardous Materials Training

This course will be offered as needed by the Biosafety Officer as an in person hands on training. This course will cover the requirements for shipping biohazardous materials. Renewal of this training course will be required every 2 years.

Training Courses Schedule

Learn more about training opportunities through the Office of Biosafety.


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