Biological Use Authorization Application


Biological Use Authorization (BUA) Application Form

Principal Investigators (PIs) will need to submit a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) if working with biological agents including:

  • recombinant DNA
  • synthetic nucleic acids
  • WHO Risk Group 2 or higher pathogens
  • biological toxins
  • material of human or non-human primate origin, including cell lines

To determine if the agent you plan to work with is considered Risk Group 2 or higher, please reference the ABSA website.

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Publication date: 
December 8, 2022
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