Biosafety

The University of Cincinnati Biosafety Office is responsible for performing risk assessments to identify hazards and to guide researchers in implementing safety practices and procedures to minimize or eliminate risks associated with research involving biohazardous or potentially biohazardous materials.

Online Training

Risks of Experiments Involving Viral Vectors

Target Audience: Open to the public and UC researchers who plan to work with viral vectors

Research Office: Biosafety

This online training provides information on how to assess the risks of experiments involving viral vectors as well as the safety precautions to be adopted. Training modules include and introduction as well as information on the most commonly used viral vectors.

Online Training

Shipment of Biohazard Materials Regulations

Target Audience: UC researchers who plan to ship biohazard materials

Research Office: Biosafety

This online training provides information on the shipment of biohazard materials and helps the user identify if the materials within the package are regulated and what steps are required to comply. There are four training modules, each with a short quiz. Training certificates for this course are valid for 2 years.

Online Training

OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP)

Target Audience: Anyone working on projects involving human-derived material

Research Office: Biosafety

This online training, provided by the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office, is intended for all individuals assigned to projects involving the use of human-derived materials (e.g. established and primary cells, blood, plasma, serum, tissues).  It is required both at the time of initial work assignment and at least every 12 months thereafter.

Training Upon Request

BioSafety Cabinets Training

Target Audience: UC researchers who use biosafety cabinets as part of their research experiments

Research Office: Biosafety

This live training includes instructions on the proper selection, care, use and maintenance of biological safety cabinets. Approximately 40 minutes.

Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

Training Upon Request

Viral Vector Safety

Target Audience: UC researchers who plan to work with viral vectors

Research Office: Biosafety

This live training provides information on how to assess the risks of experiments involving viral vectors as well as the safety precautions to be considered while performing those experiments. Approximately 1 hour.

Available upon request
Marcia Espinola, DVM, Director of Biosafety Office, Office of Research Integrity

Training Upon Request

Introduction to Biosafety

Target Audience: Any researcher

Research Office: Biosafety

This training provides an introduction to biological safety issues including definitions, risk assessment, principles, safe laboratory practices and disinfection methods.

Takes about one hour.

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Contact

Mailing Address

Biosafety Office (ML 0767)
University of Cincinnati
University Hall, Suite 238
Cincinnati, OH 45221

Street Address

University Hall, Suite 238
51 Goodman Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45221

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General Inquiries

Phone: 513-558-6182

E-mail: inbiocom@ucmail.uc.edu