Research Safety

Biological Safety

Select Agents

Select agents are pathogens and certain toxins that are of concern from the standpoint of homeland security. They have been identified as having the capability of being weaponized for use against military and civilian populations. For this reason, multiple federal agencies have placed restrictions on their acquisition and use – and these restrictions apply to research laboratories. If one wishes to acquire and use Select Agents for research purposes, there are a standard set of requirements that are outlined in the following university policies and procedures.