Select Agents

3.7 Select Agents

Boston University’s Select Agent Training program follows the guidelines set forth by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Agriculture. Under these regulations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are required to regulate the possession of biological agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety. Boston University requires that all PI/PDs planning to work with any select agents be registered through the CDC. The Research Safety Division of Environmental Health and Safety manages the registration program for the University’s IBC. Environmental Health and Safety and the IBC will determine whether select agents are involved in the proposed research. If so, in addition to IBC approval, the investigator must obtain approval from the University Responsible Official (RO) for the Select Agent Training program before ordering, shipping, storing, or working with any select agents.

For Additional Information see: IBC