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|
|January 3, 2017||February 2017|
|January 30, 2017||March 2017|
|February 27, 2017||April 2017|
|April 3, 2017||May 2017|
|May 1, 2017||June 2017|
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
Biological samples must be packaged and shipped properly. Regulations vary depending on the type of specimen shipped and its destination. More information can be found on the EH&S web page on Shipping Hazardous Materials. Please click the links below: