It is recognized that use of certain potentially infectious materials is necessary in many university research and teaching applications. Work with microorganisms, recombinant/synthetic nucleic acids, human and animal materials, insect and animal vectors, and other agents of environmental concern requires special practices and procedures (and in some cases special equipment) to protect personnel, the environment, and the materials contained.
Texas Tech University is actively committed to preserving the health and safety of its students, staff, and faculty and to protecting the environment and surrounding community; EHS provides guidance regarding the assessment, containment, and security of biological materials that complement the institutional operating policies which support compliance with the guidelines, recommendations, and regulations applicable to such work.
Resources & Links
The links below provide specific information about the BioSafety & BioSecurity Program at Texas Tech.Animal Materials
Arthropods & Vectors
Biological Risk Assessment
BioSafety & BioSecurity Home Page
BioSafety PI Responsibilities
Human & Non-Human Primate Materials
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)
IBC Protocol Registration
IBC Request for Clarification or Deviation
Occupational Health Program (OHP)
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Transporting Biological Materials
Working Safely with Biological Materials