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Environmental Health and Safety

Recombinant DNA, Animals and Plants

General Guidance for Recombinant DNA Research

NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules

Principal Investigator Responsibilities (NIH Guidelines) [pdf]

University Protocol For Post-Exposure Evaluation and Follow-Up [pdf]

University Biological Spill Clean-up Procedures [pdf]

University Biological Spill Sign [pdf]

Template for Reporting Incidents Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acids [pdf] 

Guidance on Reporting Incidents Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acids

E. coli Strains and the NIH Guidelines [pdf]

Biosafety Considerations for Contained Research Involving Gene Drive Modified Organisms [pdf]


Recombinant DNA Research Involving Viral Vectors

University Biosafety Guidance for Working with Viral Vectors [pdf]

Biosafety Considerations for Research with Lentiviral Vectors (NIH) [pdf]

Lentivirus Vector Fact Sheet (ABSA/OSHA) [pdf]

IBC Policy – Testing Lentiviral Vectors for Replication Competent Virus [pdf]

Atlas of Genes Involved in Cancer

NCBI Gene Information


Recombinant DNA Research Involving Animals

FAQs on Transgenic Animals and Use of Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acids in Animals

Animal Experiments Covered Under the NIH Guidelines (Reference Table) [pdf]

Arthropod Containment Guidelines (ACME)

Use of Human Cell Lines in Animals: ABSL-1 vs ABSL-2 (ABSA Guidance) [pdf]


Research Involving Plants & Plant Pathogens

Containment Facility Guidelines for Noxious Weeds and Parasitic Seed Plants [pdf]

Containment Guidelines for Plant Pathogenic Bacteria [pdf]

Containment Facility Guidelines for Viral Plant Pathogens and Their Vectors [pdf]

Containment Facility Guidelines for Fungal Plant Pathogens [pdf]

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