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The Office of Research Support (ORS) does not administer or oversee HOP policy 5-2011 or training related to the policy. ORS administers HOP policy 7-1210, “Promoting Objectivity in Research by Managing, Reducing or Eliminating Financial Conflicts of Interest” so if you conduct research and have:

  1. Not submitted a Financial Interest Disclosure (FID), you will need to complete mandatory training and file a FID. Instructions for completing these requirements are located at
  2. Previously submitted a FID, you are not required to complete additional training nor re-disclose the same information to comply with the UTS 180/HOP 5-2011 policy requirements.   However, you may have other responsibilities under that policy.

HOP policy 5-2011 QUESTIONS? Contact the Provost’s Office or call Mike Kerker, Associate Vice Provost at (512) 471-2694.

Required Biosafety Training, Inspection, and Lab Manual

IBC Required Biosafety Training

All required training must be completed and current by the PI and research personnel for approval of IBC protocols. Links to all of the courses are available on the EHS Biosafety website.

  • All researchers conducting research involving rsNA and biohazardous materials, agents, and toxins must complete lab safety training listed below.
    • OH 101 Hazard Communication
    • OH 102 Hazard Communication (Documentation for Site Specific Training by PI)
    • OH 201 Laboratory Safety
    • OH 202 Hazardous Waste Management
    • OH 207 Biological Safety
    • CW 512 NIH Guidelines and UT IBC Policies & Procedures
  • All researchers conducting research involving human or nonhuman primate blood, tissue, cells, or other body fluids must take Bloodborne Pathogens training (OH218) annually.

Required Lab Biosafety Manual and Inspection

A currently approved lab biosafety manual and inspection is required for approval of IBC protocols

  • All research and teaching activities involving rsNA, and biohazardous materials, agents, and toxins must have the lab and any related animal housing space inspected by EHS for the biocontainment level (BSL or ABSL) appropriate for the work described in the rDNA and/or Biosafety protocols.
  • Annual biosafety inspections are required but may be more often depending on risk or funding agency
  • The lab biosafety manual must be maintained with current information in Appendices A,B, and C.
  • See the Lab Biosafety Manual template and Inspection Checklist appropriate for your biocontainment level.
  • Contact EHS at (512) 471-3511 for additional information on the lab biosafety manual or to schedule a biosafety inspection.