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Research Guidance

Researchers at Baylor are responsible for:

  • Understanding the requirements governing research involving potentially hazardous biologics, including recombinant DNA and SNA, infectious agents, and biological toxins.
  • Submitting an IBC application to secure required approval before beginning the project.
  • Amending the approved IBC application prior to implementing changes to the research.
  • Ensuring that all laboratory personnel have received the required training for the work they will perform.
  • Adhering to and promoting applicable biosafety procedures, including:
    • Ensuring the use of proper microbiological practices and laboratory techniques at the approved biosafety level
    • If working at BSL2, compiling a BSL2 Biosafety Manual for use by lab personnel
    • If working at BSL2, scheduling and completing an annual BSL2 laboratory inspection with Baylor Environmental Health & Safety
  • Fulfilling any additional PI/PD responsibilities as detailed in Section IV-B-7 of the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules.

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