Use of biohazardous materials, including 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).

The Flinders University Biosafety Committee receives applications for approval of research projects involving the use of Genetically Modified Organisms and biohazardous materials, including human tissue samples.

The Committee ensures that laboratory activities are planned and undertaken in such a way that every reasonable precaution is taken to protect the health and safety of workers, the public, laboratory animals and other organisms, and to prevent damage to property.

For more information visit the Biosafety Committee page.