Office of Research Integrity
IBC Education & Training
MANDATORY BIOSAFETY TRAINING
1. CITI Biosafety/Biosecurity modules:
- Please follow these instructions to navigate the CITI Program or click the button below to go straight to the CITI Program.
- At the moment, this requirment only applies to all personnel listed on new IBC application submissions and when adding project personnel onto an existing IBC-approved registration by amendment.
- Once researchers complete the revised education requirements, CITI training will be valid indefinitely. As research goals change, however, additional modules may need to be taken.
2. All MUSC employees (whether or not conducting research) are required to take annual biosafety-related training modules in CATTS, which include:
- Blood borne Pathogens
- Hazard Communication
- Personal Protective Equipment
3. It is the Principal Investigator’s responsibility to train personnel on IBC-approved biosafety procedures, prior to working in the lab.
- Principal Investigators must have a biosafety protocol (a.k.a. Standard Operating Procedures or SOPs) to ensure compliance with safety guidelines outlined by the Center for Disease Control publication "Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th Edition".
- Safety protocols are reviewed during review of Institutional Biosafety Committee applications and as part of lab inspections.
- Principal Investigators must train the personnel on the biosafety procedures as approved by the IBC, prior to starting the work.
- Each person listed on the IBC registration must sign the associated biosafety protocols indicating that they have read, understand, and agree to follow the specified biosafety procedures.
4. The Biosafety Officer may provide additional hands-on training for lab personnel as requested by the IBC.
OPTIONAL EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
- The following educational materials can be viewed as PowerPoint Slides:
MISCELANEOUS EDUCATION MATERIAL
- Video instructions on Working Safely in a Biological Safety Cabinet
- CITI Biosafety Course (you can register to browse the Demo modules)
- American Biological Safety Association (ABSA) - Animal biosafety videos
- NIH OBA Biosafety Considerations for Research with Lentiviral Vectors
- Pathogen Safety Data Sheets and Risk Assessment (Public Health Agency of Canada)