Laboratory and Facility Requirements

Laboratory and Facility Assessment

Laboratory site visits will be conducted by biosafety personnel on behalf of the IBC. During these visits, labs and facilities will be assessed according to the policies of the IBC, federal funding requirements, permit requirements, and biosafety best practices. A report will be generated and provided to the PI. All deficiencies must be resolved before the IBC will approve any work with biohazards. Site visits are conducted as part of the initial IBC approval process and annually thereafter. 

Biosafety Requirements for Laboratories

BSL-1 Laboratories 

BSL-2 Laboratories

ABSL-1 Animal facilities

ABSL-2 Animal facilites

BSL-1 Laboratories with Drosophila

BSL-1P Greenhouses


Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL)

NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines)