Training on the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules is required of all Principal Investigators, regardless of work with recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules. The training is available online.
Workers at BSL-2 are required to complete the online BSL-2 training prior to beginning work at BSL-2.
Lab workers expected to handle human or non-human primate material (including well established human cell lines) in the lab or by treating lab waste are also required to complete the online Bloodborne Pathogens training annually.
Lab workers at enhanced BSL-2 or at BSL-3 receive classroom instruction and emergency drills by EHS at least annually. Lab access will not be granted to laboratory employees until all of the required training is completed.