Carnegie Mellon University

Biological Materials Inventory and Registration

  • Annual updates should be submitted by the end of June. Significant updates should be submitted as they occur.
  • Buffers, dyes, and other chemicals do not need to be included in the biological inventory but must be noted in the ChemTracker inventory, if they are considered to be hazardous.
  • For information regarding BSL determination and the principles of biosafety, please refer to EHS and to the CDC's Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL).
  • **PLEASE NOTE that CMU is not equipped to handle research that must be conducted under BSL-3 or BSL-4 containment. Research requiring these containment levels is strictly prohibited.

Registration of Recombinant & Synthetic Nucleic Acid Research

Any work involving  recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid materials or their products  must be submitted to the Institutional Biosafety Committee for review.