Training and Tutorials

The IBC and BSO at CSU are committed to ensuring that all individuals working with biohazardous materials receive thorough and appropriate training. IBC approval requires that PIs and researchers remain up to date on all relevant trainings. The information below should serve as a guide for all researchers regarding training requirements, and a resource for IBC submission tutorials.

IBC Training for Researchers

The Online IBC at CSU Training is being split into CSU Biosafety Policies & Approvals Training and NIH Guidelines Training

  • The new CSU Biosafety Policies & Approvals Training will cover the basic requirements for IBC approval, DURC awareness, biosafety training, and biosafety laboratory visits. It will be taken once unless major program changes necessitate a renewal. It will serve as a resource for laboratories and researchers and cover program changes resulting from the transition to SciShield. This training is still in development and everyone working with biohazardous materials will be notified to complete it at launch.
  • The NIH Guidelines Training focuses exclusively on the NIH Guidelines and the requirements of researchers who work with recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids. It will have a renewal frequency of every 3 years and will only be required for those who work with materials subject to the NIH Guidelines.
  • Existing IBC at CSU Training records will be used for the NIH Guidelines Training. Only those who are due for their 3-year renewal of IBC Online Training, or who have never taken IBC Online Training and work with recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids, will be notified to complete NIH Guidelines Training.

Biosafety Training

The CSU Biosafety Office, under the Vice President for Research, offers a variety of online and face-to-face biosafety training courses.

Annual biosafety training is required for all persons working in the BSL3 laboratories (persons working with procedures/agents requiring BSL3 laboratories AND those working with Select Agents in the BSL3 labs).

Click here to view the Biosafety and Compliance Course Directory

Unsure about what training you are required to take? Navigate to the Lab Personnel Decision Tree. If it is still unclear, contact the Biosafety Office

IBC Database and Submission Tutorials