Biological Materials Inventory and Registration
To fulfill the requirements of Carnegie Mellon University’s Safety Plan for the Use of Biological Materials and Associated Devices as well as federal regulations, all researchers who use or possess biological materials must submit an accurate and up-to-date biological materials inventory to EH&S.
Carnegie Mellon University requires that all work involving biological materials in a Biological Safety Level 2 (BSL-2) laboratory setting or above be registered with the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). The Principal Investigator (PI) is responsible for completing this registration document which will then be reviewed by the IBC and, on approval, will be valid for a period of two (2) years. The PI is also responsible for notifying the Biological Safety Officer (BSO) when any changes are anticipated.
For information regarding biological containment level determination and the principles of biosafety please visit the CDC's Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) website.
If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Lawson, BSO, at (412) 268-8405 or via email.
Note: This form is to be used for research that DOES NOT involve recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules. To register research involving recombinant/synthetic nucleic acids, please visit the IBC website.
Please use the "Biological Materials Registration Form," found in the box on your right, to register your materials.