Posted: December 9, 2014
Over the past year, the Institutional Biosafety Committee has seen an increase in the number of protocols submitted requesting to use lentiviral vectors as part of the research. Many researchers are proposing to use these vectors for the first time. To fulfill our responsibilities of verifying our research staff is aware of and understand the potential hazards of the material they are working with, the IBC is now offering a new Lentiviral Safety Training, available on the Environmental Health & Safety training website (https://ehs.osu.edu/secure/apps/ ). The training was developed by The University of Cincinnati and has been reviewed and approved by the OSU IBC for use.
Beginning January 1, 2015 all investigators, co-investigators and study team listed on IBC protocols using lentivirus will need to complete this one-time training program prior to protocol approval. It is recommended that individuals on currently approved protocols take the training, however it will not be a retroactive requirement for previous approvals.
Contact Tina M. Bogac at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-292-2950