The University's Biosafety committee issues internal biohazard permits for all proposed research and teaching involving pathogenic organisms, including Risk Group 1 organisms, in order to verify that researchers' containment facilities, safety procedures and protocols for due diligence are appropriate.


Biosecurity refers to the best practices that prevent the transmission of infectious agents to animals, between animals, and between animals and humans.


Biotechnology research requires unique due diligence and compliance initiatives for areas such as:

  • Aquatic Animals - Biosecurity and Biotechnology
  • Plants with Novel Traits (PNTs)
  • New Substances Notification Regulations (NSNR) - Living Organisms and Chemicals (products of biotechnology)