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Biosafety and rDNA Research Training and Certification

Part 1: CITI Online Training

This must be completed prior to interacting with any BL2 or rDNA in association with Miami if the person(s) is acting without direct supervision and the presence of someone approved to supervise such activity*.A set of 7 modules have been bundled to meet basic requirements titled "Initial Biosafety Training". Additional modules may be required at the discretion of the project faculty or IBC.

Part 2: Documented Experience

The PI or staff member responsible for safety and containment for the project must provide evidence of experience conducting research with BSL-2 materials (or rDNA). The evidence is typically provided to the IBC through the application process.

Part 3: Faculty Approval

Either as the PI or Faculty Advisor on protocols, a faculty member through the application, review, and approval process is responsible for assuring the appropriate training in the assigned tasks of persons named on the application.

*"Supervisors" must be listed on an approved protocol. "Direct supervision" means a person trained in the activities is present and able to oversee the animal interactions. For classes, a faculty member or teaching assistant can provide the expertise necessary to assure the proper handling and care of animals by the students. For research, short-term temporary assistants can be supervised by persons listed on the protocol approved for the activity. The PI on the protocol must be aware and approve of the use of persons who have not completed formal training.


Researchers should reach out to for compliance training dates.