Education & Training

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Baylor Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) require that all laboratory personnel complete the applicable biosafety training courses. It is the Principal Investigator’s responsibility to ensure that laboratory personnel complete the required training.

IBC Required Training

IBC regulatory training for all investigators and lab personnel conducting recombinant DNA or synthetic nucleic acid molecules research is completed through CITI. All required CITI training should be completed before submitting protocols to the IBC. Incomplete training will delay review and approval. Many additional IBC training modules are available to investigators through CITI. The IBC encourages investigators to access these modules as you see fit to facilitate your own research or instruction, and to use them as a resource in your teaching and mentoring of student investigators.

Biosafety Training

Biosafety training at Baylor is provided by EHS. This training is in addition to the IBC required training. The training focuses on the proper procedures for handling biohazardous materials in the laboratory, including appropriate use of equipment and safety measures. For EHS training, click here.

For assistance setting up an account in CITI or questions about the required training modules, please contact:

April Swindell
Senior Research Compliance Administrator
Research and Compliance