General biosafety training is required by all individuals conducting research on the UNMC/UNO campuses that involve biohazardous materials.
The NIH Guidelines state it is the responsibility of the institution "to ensure appropriate training for ... principal investigators and laboratory staff regarding safety and implementation of the NIH Guidelines" (Section IV-B-1-h).
Documentation of successful completion of training is required in order to receive an IBC approval, whether involved with a new application or for a re-application. After the initial training, General Biosafety is valid for 3 years. BSL-3 and Select Agent is valid for 1 year.
All training modules can be accessed through Canvas.Contact Peter Iwen at 402-559-7774 or by email for more information about the biosafety training program.