Pre-requisite: None

Who is required to take this course?
Principal investigators who are involved in research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules must be able to apply the responsibilities set forth for them by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA).

The goal of this course is to help Principal Investigator’s (PI) and laboratory staff know and understand their roles and responsibilities as it pertains to the NIH Guidelines and the Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA). This course satisfies the training requirement outlined in the NIH Guidelines.

If you are not sure if you are required to complete this course, please call UAB’s Department of Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) at (205) 934-2487.

After this course, the user should be able to:
  • Identify those regulatory agencies involved in the oversight of research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules.
  • Recognize how regulators, including the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the Biosafety Officer (BSO), impact this research.
  • Demonstrate the responsibilities of PIs regarding their research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecules.
  • Explain the consequences of not fulfilling requirements set forth in the NIH Guidelines.
  • Know where to locate information regarding research involving recombinant or synthetic nucleic molecules – regulations, regulators, forms, processes/procedures, etc.
  • Know when and how to report any significant research-related accidents, illnesses or environmental releases.
A BlazerID or a Sponsored Access Account is required to register for and take the course.

Registration: Follow these registration instructions.

Below you will find reference material and job aids to assist you in shipping with BIO305. After completing the course, feel free to return here and print any of the material you find useful.
Call 205-934-2487 for more information.