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McMaster Biosafety Policies

Governance documents related to Biosafety and Biosecurity are found below.


PBAC Implementation Directives

In the spirit of Forward with Integrity, The Presidential Biosafety Advisory Committee has instituted a system of implementation directives (PIDs) which function to enable users to implement new or changed legislations and policies. This system supports efficient and transparent administration and managment of issues related to Biosafety and Biosecurity while at the same time providing end users with direction.

Creation and Use of PIDs (January 2014)

Risk Assessment of Lentiviral Vectors (September 2015)

Operational Procedures for Use at BSL2+ (March 2020)

Use of Human Specimens in Research and Teaching Laboratories (November 2014)

Which Items Require Biohazard Approval? (May 2016)

In Vivo Downgrade Criteria (June 2015)

Low Risk Biohazard Protocol (December 2019)

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