Biosafety and related training is required for anyone associated with work in biological laboratories, either for research or teaching purposes. The training ensures that you have been trained in basic biological safety principles before working in labs at Indiana University.
Your protocol submission to the Institutional Biosafety Committee will not be considered complete or ready for approval until all personnel training requirements have been satisfied. Requirements vary by the types of biohazardous materials involved in a study. All required courses are offered online, and some are offered in a classroom setting.
- Biosafety Training: All personnel listed on an IBC protocol must complete Biosafety Training just once.
- NIH Guidelines Training: All personnel listed on an IBC protocol must complete NIH Guidelines Training every five years.
- Bloodborne Pathogens Training: If applicable to a study, this training is required annually by all personnel on that study.
- Disposable Dust/N95 Respiratory Protection Training and In-Person Fitting: Personnel working with infectious materials outside of a biosafety cabinet on an IBC protocol must complete this training annually. All personnel required to use respiratory protection must have an in-person respirator fitting. After completing the online training and quiz, please email Matthew Cook, at email@example.com (IUPUI), or, email Lewis Mason and Seth Wagner, at firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com (IUB) to schedule the N95 respirator fitting. Prior to performing the fit testing, personnel must submit a Respirator User Survey for medical clearance through IU Health.
To access and register for required IBC training, please follow these steps:
- Go to Environmental Health & Safety Online Training.
- Scroll down the page to IBC Training Requirements (not Biosafety) and click the “+” to expand the section.
- Click on the red Course Name button for the course(s) you need to complete.