Compliance Training

Biosafety

The University of Georgia considers the security of UGA personnel, students,  visitors and the general community to be of the utmost importance and safety a critical component of good research practices.

The Office of Biosafety endeavors to provide this care through the appropriate training of personnel and students in order to meet this University’s commitment and to comply with local, state and federal regulations.

Mandatory Training

To provide the highest quality of protection, the following mandatory courses/forms are required for those working in the following areas:

Any biohazard:

Blood, body fluids, tissues or human cell lines or other potentially infectious materials:

BSL3 or Select Agents:

  • Agent-specific training as determined by UGA’s Responsible Official. Contact Patrick Stockton at pstock@uga.edu.

Recommended Training

BSL1/BSL2:

 Additional Opportunities

  • Laboratory Operations Reviews and assistance with Waste Solution Assessments, free-of-charge
  • Animal Biosafety Training Program and Certification provided on the AALAS Learning Library in coordination with the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA), the Elizabeth R. Griffin Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • ABSA Videos on Animal Biosafety Levels and Risk Management
  • Training on Biological Safety Cabinets, Autoclave Operation or Sharps Safety
  • Guidance on shipping of biohazardous materials or applying for USDA permits
  • Additional specialized training as requested

For additional information, please contact the Research Training Core at researchtrain@uga.edu