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Biohazards and Select Agents

The ECU Office of Prospective Health oversees implementation of ECU policies and procedures for the safe use of biological hazardous substances in research and for the registration and control of designated biological select agents with biowarfare or bioterrorism potential.


University Policies

1. All research applications using infectious or recombinant DNA agents or molecules, or other biohazardous substances must be approved by the ECU Biological Safety Committee before their use.

2. Mandatory training is required if the research uses blood or other bodily fluids or tissues.

3. New Federal Laws now require the registration of laboratories working with select biological agents with the CDC and background checks for all individuals working with these agents. Contact the Biological Safety Officer, John Williams, for more information: Tel 744-3437 or see their Website.