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Contact IBC

IBC Chair
Eric Matson
(920) 424-2077

IBC Administrator
Kelly Schill
(920) 424-3375

IBC Administration
(920) 424-3215
biosafety@uwosh.edu

Office Location:
214 Dempsey Hall

Mailing Address:
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Office of Sponsored Programs
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8627

IBC Training Requirements

A. Research projects  involving biohazardous biological materials: Faculty, staff, and research personnel may choose one of the following options:

1. Complete in person Biosafety Awareness Training.  To check on the next in-person training offering by the biosafety officer, please contact biosafety@uwosh.edu.

2. Complete CITI Program online course: BSS: Initial Biosafety Awareness Training 


B.  Research projects involving recombinant DNA or synthetic nucleic acids:  Faculty, staff, and research personnel may choose one of the following options:

1. Complete in person Recombinant DNA Training for Researchers: NIH Guidelines.  To check on the next in-person training offering by the biosafety officer, please contact biosafety@uwosh.edu.

2. Complete CITI Program online course: BSS: Recombinant DNA and NIH Guidelines 

 A refresher course is required every 3 years.


C.  Research or teaching activities working with potentially infectious human material ( i.e., blood, body fluids, tissues, organs, or embryonic stem cells) must comply with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.  This applies to faculty, staff, and students. 

1. Complete CITI Program online course: BSS: OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens. 

2. If the elements of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard are covered in the curriculum for students, the PI/Instructor may substitute that training if it is documented properly with student signature.

A refresher course is required annually. 


Teaching activities:

D. Instructors are responsible for providing hazard communication to students and documenting that training for teaching activities.   The IBC requires a copy of this training outline to be attached to the Biological Safety Protocol Application.  An Example Laboratory Safety Orientation Checklist can be found here.  The following elements (as applicable) should be covered with students:

1. Emergency procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE), lab etiquette and safety precautions, laboratory equipment use, and hazardous waste

2. Any additional safety information specific to the activities conducted within that teaching lab

3. Provide students with an electronic copy of the protocol that is followed for the teaching course

4. Student should sign the Laboratory Safety Orientation Checklist or similar form acknowledging the training provided.

At the discretion of the instructor, students may be required to complete CITI Program online course: BSS: Initial Biosafety Awareness Training 


E.  Faculty or staff that will be shipping regulated biological materials must take DOT Hazardous Materials/Transportation/IATA Dangerous Goods (Air) Compliance training.  Faculty, or staff may choose one of the following options:

1. Complete CITI Program online course: BSS: Shipping Regulated Biological Materials 

2. In person training is offered by the Wisconsin Safety Council.  A fee may be associated with the in-person training.

A refresher course is required every two years.


CITI Program training instructions may be found here 

IBC Training Requirements

The following training is required for faculty, staff, research personnel, and students:

Instructions for registering for the CITI Program Biosafety Courses may be found here:  Instructions for Registering for CITI Biosafety Courses


A. Research projects involving recombinant DNA or synthetic nucleic acids:  Faculty, staff, and research personnel may choose one of the following options:

1. Complete in person Recombinant DNA Training for Researchers: NIH Guidelines.  To check on the next in-person training offering by the biosafety officer, please contact biosafety@uwosh.edu.

2. Complete CITI Program online course: BSS: Recombinant DNA Research Course.


B.  Research projects  involving non-recombinant biological materials: Faculty, staff, and research personnel may choose one of the following options:

1. Complete in person Biosafety Awareness Training.  To check on the next in-person training offering by the biosafety officer, please contact biosafety@uwosh.edu.

2. Complete CITI Program online course: BSS: Introduction and Risk Assessment.


C.  Research or teaching activities working with human-derived materials ( i.e., cells, tissues, organs, or embryonic stem cells) must comply with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard.  This applies to faculty, staff, and students.  Training is required on an annual basis for bloodborne pathogens:

1. Complete CITI Program online course: BSS: OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens.

2. If the elements of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard are covered in the curriculum for students, the PI/Instructor may substitute that training if it is documented properly with student signature.


D. Instructors are responsible for providing hazard communication to students and documenting that training for teaching activities.   The IBC requires a copy of this training outline to be attached to the Biological Safety Protocol Application.  An Example Laboratory Safety Orientation Checklist can be found here.  The following elements (as applicable) should be covered with students:

1. Emergency procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE), lab etiquette and safety precautions, laboratory equipment use, and hazardous waste

2. Any additional safety information specific to the activities conducted within that teaching lab

3. Provide students with an electronic copy of the protocol that is followed for the teaching course

4. Student should sign the Laboratory Safety Orientation Checklist or similar form acknowledging the training provided


E.  Faculty or staff that will be shipping regulated biological materials must take DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Compliance training.  Faculty, or staff may choose one of the following options:

1. Complete CITI Program online course: BSS: Shipping Regulated Biological Materials.

2. In person training is offered by the Wisconsin Safety Council and some shipping companies. A fee may be associated with the in-person training.

                3. Work with your department shipping representative.


Contact IBC

IBC Chair
Eric Matson
(920) 424-2077

IBC Administrator
Kelly Schill
(920) 424-3375

IBC Administration
(920) 424-3215
biosafety@uwosh.edu

Office Location:
214 Dempsey Hall

Mailing Address:
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Office of Sponsored Programs
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8627