The University of Iowa

Biological Safety

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Each Principal Investigator should determine the safety requirements for their staff through consideration of the types of organisms handled and procedures performed in their laboratory. In this respect, a laboratory can develop a comprehensive Biosafety Program that suits its specific requirements. The Biosafety Office in EHS has developed program material and training courses in several areas that will assist Principal Investigators in fulfilling the needs of their laboratories, in addition to meeting the requirements set forth by regulating agencies.  Biosafety staff are available for consultation and can assist with the development of protocols specific to a laboratory’s need.

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