Biosafety

The University at Albany is actively committed to preserving the health and safety of its students, staff,  faculty, and the environment, while supporting the creative and cutting edge research being performed in our labs.  In order to ensure the safe handling of potentially pathogenic microorganisms and organisms containing recombinant DNA (rDNA), the University requires all research and teaching laboratories to comply with the NIH Guidelines, the recommendations in the BMBL and any other applicable regulations.   

Useful Links for Principle Investigators and Lab Staffs:

UAlbany's Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (5th Edition)

NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules

WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual (3rd edition)

American Biological Safety Association (ABSA)

Pathogen Safety Data Sheets and Risk Assessment

CDC Guidelines for Biosafety Laboratory Competency

OSHA Quick Facts - Laboratory Safety for Centrifuges

Selected EPA - Registered Disinfectants

Useful Links at the University at Albany:

Priniciple Investigator's Biosafety Manual Template

Managing Your Biological Waste at UAlbany

Office of Regulatory Research Compliance

Department of Biological Sciences

Biomedical Sciences

Cancer Research Center

Department of Chemistry

The RNA Institute

Life Sciences

Links Of Interest:

20 Years of Risk Assessment in Biosafety/Biotechnology