Biological Safety Programs​ ​
 ​ The FIU Biosafety Program supports the University's research and academic mission by developing and maintaining programs that prevent, reduce and control the potential for unhealthful exposures to biological materials and infectious agents.
Program Responsibilities:
  • Compliance with regulations on the safe use of biological agents, toxins and animals
  • Education and awareness initiatives that support biosafety "best practices"
  • Coordination and consultation services for the University community with regard to the proper procedures to acquire, receive, transport, store, use and dispose of biological agents, toxins or specimens​
Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) Research:

Biosafety level 2 research must be approved by EH&S and the appropriate research compliance committee.

To request a fcility evaluation for BSL2 research, please complete the BSL2 Safety Compliance Checklist (click here for the form) and submit to, SUBJECT: BSL2 Approval Request. A representative from the EH&S Biosafety Office will be in contact with you.

For more information, or to request a research proposal review, please contact the Biosafety Office at 305-348-3387.

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​Recombinant DNA (rDNA) Research:

The FIU Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) is responsible for monitoring and ensuring compliance with NIH Guidelines for all activities involving rDNA and synthetic nucleic acids.

For more information, please visit the IBC website at ​

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Biosafety Resources                                   Biosafety Quicklinks​ ​
OSHA Engineering Controls and Work Practices for HIV/HBV Labs
NIH Recombinhant DNA Guidelines Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
FIU BioSafety Manual US Dept of Agriculture (USDA)
Biosafety in Microbiology and Biomedical Labs (BMBL) 5th Edition Health and Human Services (HHS)
Security in Labs With Special Hazards National Institute of Health (NIH)
National Biosafety Stewardship Month - Biosafety Level 2 Research Compliance and Safety Material Safety Data Sheets
Research with Lentiviral Vectors  Training
​NIH Guidelines - Classification of Human Etiology Agents Based on Hazard
Page Updated: 4/11/2017