Research and Sponsored Programs - 2018

Biosafety at CSUN

September 3, 2021

The Cayuse Hazard Safety module will support the work of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and will be used to collect and review protocols for research that involves the use of potentially hazardous materials. 

Per NIH Guidelines, any research that involves the use of any known biohazardous risk, or any Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid molecules, must be reviewed by the IBC. Examples of materials with known biohazardous risk include microorganisms/potentially infectious material, biological toxins, human and non-human primate materials, whole animals/animal material, arthropods, toxic or transgenic plants or plant pathogens, and nanoparticles.

We have developed a short Materials Survey to screen for research projects that may require a review by the IBC. Survey results will be monitored to identify projects that will require submission of a protocol. For those projects, RSP and EH&S will consult the Lead Investigator as they complete and submit a protocol through the Hazard Safety module. Additional information is provided on the Institutional Biosafety web page.