The TAMU Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) maintains management and oversight for research compliance areas with regard to the use of human blood, human tissue, human cells, recombinant DNA, pathogens (plant, animal, human) and/or biological toxins. Any research involving the above areas requires registration with the IBC. To determine if you need IBC approval, please email the
Office of Biosafety, or via telephone at 979-862-4549.
Please go to the TAMU
Office of Research Compliance and Biosafety for more information. Training
All individuals who work in a research laboratory designated at Biosafety Level 2 and who may have contact with
pathogens and potential pathogens of humans, animals, or plans;
materials potentially containing human pathogens (including human blood, tissue, and cell lines);
recombinant DNA (and RNA), including creation or use of transgenic plants or animals;
select agents and toxins including stains and amounts exempted from the select agent regulations; or any material requiring CDC import license or a USDA permit.
must receive training on a periodic basis. The required frequency and method of training follows below.
Biosafety Level 2 (BL-2)
Required every three (3) years
The first time an individual takes BL-2 training must be in person or via TTVN
Every third year after the initial session, a refresher class may be taken in-class/TTVN or through CITI training. (The CITI training module is close to completion, but is not live yet.)
Required every three (3) years for principle investigators using rDNA
ONLY offered via
Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP)
Required every year for all individuals working with human blood or human cell lines
Offered via Train Traq
Soon to be offered through CITI
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