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.
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)