PI's Responsibility for Biosafety During the Conduct of the Research

During the Conduct of the Research, the PI shall

  • Supervise the safety performance of the laboratory staff to ensure that the required safety practices and techniques are employed;
  • Correct work errors and conditions that may result in the release of recombinant or synthetic nucleic acid molecule  materials;
  • Ensure the integrity of the physical containment (e.g., biological safety cabinets) and the biological containment (e.g., purity and genotypic and phenotypic characteristics).
  • When applicable, comply with reporting requirements for human gene transfer experiments conducted in compliance with the NIH Guidelines (see Appendix M-I-C, Reporting Requirements).
  • Remain in communication, as necessary, with the Institutional Biosafety Committee throughout the conduct of the project.
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