Biosafety Training

  • NIH Guidelines and University Rule for use of Biohazards Training for Principal Investigators (211485):Principal investigators conducting research, teaching or testing activities with biohazards must complete this training online through TrainTraq.
  • Biosafety Level 1 Training (2112788): Covers work practices, safety equipment, & facility requirements used to work safely at Biosafety Level 1.
  • Biosafety Level 2 Training (211486): All personnel listed on a biosafety level two (BSL-2) IBC permit must complete BSL-2 training, provided by the Office of Biosafety, before being permitted to work in the BSL2 lab. BSL2 training is offered in TrainTraq under course number 211486 or through our gateway external link. Contact for instructions and the password to access this training through the gateway external link. 
  • Biosafety Level 3 Training: Before you can work in a BSL-3 lab you must complete BSL-3 training provided by Office of Biosafety staff. Instructor led BSL-3 training is available upon request, as needed. Email the Office of Biosafety or call 979.862.4549  for assistance. BSL-3 training must be renewed annually.
  • Bloodborne Pathogen Training (211409): Before you can work in a BSL-2 lab that uses human or non-human primate blood, tissues, body fluids, and/or other potentially infectious materials, then you must take this training. Annual retraining is mandatory. For more details on how to complete this training see the BOHP training page.
  • Documentation of lab-specific training: The principal investigator is responsible for providing lab-specific training to all personnel working in biosafety laboratories including students and visitors. Provision of lab-specific training by the PI, or their designee, must be documented for the IBC. Contact the IBC for more information or with any questions. 

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