EH&S will provide one biological spill kit to each lab with an approved Biological Use Authorization (BUA). This kit contains the supplies needed to safely clean up small spills of biological materials. To clean up a spill properly:
Dual use research of concern (DURC) is life sciences research that, based on current understanding, can be reasonably anticipated to provide knowledge, information, products, or technologies that could be directly misapplied to pose a significant threat with broad potential consequences to public health and safety, agricultural crops and other plants, animals, the environment, materiel, or national security.
The Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB) serves as UC Berkeley’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). CLEB is comprised of subject matter experts, an animal health expert, an occupational physician, as well as community members.
All Researchers conducting work covered by a BUA:
- EHS 201: Biosafety in Labs (Initial in-person training)
|BUA Submission Deadline||CLEB Meeting Date|
|May 1, 2017||June 2017|
|June 5, 2017||July 2017|
|July 3, 2017||August 2017|
|July 31, 2017||September 2017|
|August 28, 2017||October 2017|
|October 2, 2017||November 2017|
Your Principal Investigator will need to submit a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) if you are working with biological agents including:
synthetic nucleic acids
WHO Risk Group 2 or higher pathogens
The following training is to be taken in addition to all required Laboratory Safety Training.
- Biosafety in Laboratories:
- Initial In-person training session provided by EH&S. Please see the schedule of classes.
- Every 3 years-online refresher training