Select Agent Program

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Select agents and toxins are high-consequence agents that pose a severe threat to public, animal or plant health.

The CDC and USDA maintain a list of select agents and toxins and restrict the possession of such agents. There are criminal and civil penalties for unauthorized possession, use or transfer of a select agent.

To initiate research involving select agents or toxins, contact the Office of Biosafety.

Policies & Guidelines