NEIDL Suitability Documents

NEIDL Personnel Suitability and Reliability Policy – applies to all those who enter the NEIDL NEIDL Requirements Summary Sheet – provides requirements upon hire and on an ongoing basis NEIDL Personnel Suitability Review Team Members Basic Background Materials – forms to be filled out and submitted in person, with ID, to Human Resources All individuals […]

Take safety precautions when using RNA extraction kits

Many labs use RNA extraction kits to isolate total RNA from a wide variety of samples, including animal and plant cells and tissue, bacteria, and yeast. While the kits are low hazard on their own, it’s important to remember that mixing incompatible chemicals can produce high hazard by-products and gases. There were incidents that researchers […]

Making compliance easier with improved systems

BU is working to increase ease of compliance without additional burden to our researchers and other EHS partners. BioRAFT, a secure research management system that was developed by a researcher, is being rolled out for several areas of EHS management. This is an integrated portal that increases reliability and streamlines data maintenance and accessibility for […]

BU Animal Assurance number updated

Effective immediately, BU’s Animal Welfare Assurance number has changed from A3316‐01 to D16-00204. This impacts both campuses and should be used on proposals going forward.

RIMS Unavailable evening of 5/29

Due to planned system upgrades, RIMS will be unavailable the evening of 5/29. RIMS will return online the morning of 5/30. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact us with any questions you might have. -The RIMS Team

Lab Safe Newsletter: November 2011

The Lab Safe Newsletter for November 2011 is now available online. Topics include: Laboratory Safety Coordinator Top Five Areas For Improvement in the Laboratory Welcome Sharon Rose Fire and General Safety Inspection Before beginning wok in the lab, you should note the following Training Corner

4 New Online Training Courses!

BSL-3, Select Agent, Francisella Tularensis (an Agent-Specific training), and Recombinant DNA are the topics of 4 new online training courses available through RIMS.  All PIs who work with rDNA are required to take the Recombinant DNA training.

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