Use of Genetically Modified Organisms is regulated in Australia by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), which requires that research institutions establish an Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC).
Flinders' Biosafety Committee receives applications for approval of research projects involving the use of Genetically Modified Organisms and other biohazardous materials, including human tissue samples.
The committee ensures that laboratory activities are planned and executed in such a way that every reasonable precaution is taken to protect the health and safety of each employee, the public, laboratory animals and other organisms, and to prevent damage to the environment and property.
For more information, refer to:
*New* Cover Sheet Required for all Projects Involving the Use of Animals
In addition to the application form, the Combined AWC and IBC Coversheet is also required for all projects involving animals. Please download, complete and submit the coversheet with your application.
Please contact Angela Binns if you are unable to access via this link.
Biosafety Manual (PDF 179KB) - Current at February 2012.
If you have difficulty in accessing the Manual, please contact Angela Binns on 8204-8995.
|IBC Biosafety Policy (PDF 83KB) - Current as at 2005.|
|AQIS Class 5.2 Facility.|
If your research requires containment within an AQIS Class 5.2 QAP facility, please contact Angela Binns in Support Services – School of Medicine for facility details and access.
Please be reminded that naked nucleic acid for e.g. siRNA and oligonucleotides can be deemed as gene technology.
Please ensure that the correct Dealing Application Form is submitted to the IBC.
|Refer to the Office of the Gene Technology (OGTR) website for information concerning GMO research, classes of dealings, facility certification, and licence dealing application forms.|
|Appendix 6 - Microbiological and Importation IBC Application Form (DOC 83KB)|
|Appendix 7 - Lay summary form (DOC 25KB)|
|Appendix 8 - Storage of Microbiologicals & GMOs (DOC 25KB)|
|Appendix 9 - Cover sheet for new applications (DOC 90KB)|
|Exempt Dealing Application form (DOC 97KB)|
|Notification of a Notifiable Low Risk Dealing (NLRD) form (DOC 122KB)|
|Risk Assessment Form (TEMPLATE) - ProjectsTasks Procedures (DOC 1MB)|
|Emergency Information Flowchart - Flinders Medical Centre (DOC 29KB)|
|Emergency Information Flowchart - Flinders University (DOC 29KB)|
Security Sensitive Biological Agenta (SSBA's)
All personnel working in a facility where research approval is required by the IBC must be trained and this training documented. Training is required both at a local level and attendance at a Flinders University Biosafety Training Day. These are held annually, usually in March. All participants must pass the short test held at the completion of the session with a mark of 80% or greater in order to qualify for the Training Day Certificate of Completion.
For enquiries about applications to this committee, phone Angela Binns on (08) 8204 8995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.