Biological Safety Training

It is the policy of the University of Chicago Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) that all investigators, technicians and students involved with research activities described on a given IBC Protocol be appropriately trained to mitigate research-associated risks as well as to ensure compliance with applicable local, State and Federal regulations and guidelines. This training will include IBC-mandated training elements, developed and provided by the Biological Safety Team, as well as lab-specific training, provided by the Principal Investigator (PI) for each of his/her IBC research protocols.

IBC-mandated training for each individual listed on an IBC protocol is indicated in Section VI (Laboratory Practices). These courses must be completed prior to commencement of the research described in the IBC protocol.

Biosafety Level 1 and rDNA
Biosafety Level 2 and rDNA
Bloodborne Pathogen for Biomedical Researchers 
Viral Vector 
Biological Toxins 
Biosafety Level 3 Operations

Course Descriptions and Registration

Please click here for course descriptions and to enroll.

To register for the in-person Comprehensive Biological Safety training, click here. Please note: the full in-person course will satisfy IBC Protocol training requirements, but not the individual courses online