Biosafety training is an important part of the Loyola University Chicago Biosafety Program. The IBC has established two online training courses that must be completed to certify that laboratory personnel, working with recombinant DNA or biohazardous organisms, are appropriately trained for this type of work. One training course covers general biosafety practices and the other covers the proper uses and handling of UV radiation for sterilization purposes. All investigators and laboratory personnel must complete these courses as a requirement of IBC approval of research protocols. This policy will take effect on January 1, 2007.
All investigators and laboratory personnel should use the following steps to log into the Biosafety Training website:
- Please contact the Compliance Manager for the password to access the lab code.
- After obtaining the lab code, please click on the link for the Biosafety Training website.
- Click on the link “Register with a Lab Code”. Enter the lab code you have accessed in step #1. Please enter you lab code only once. After you have entered the lab code, you only need enter your University ID and password thereafter.
- Please choose a Group of "Biology" or "Chemistry". If your Group is not listed please select "Laboratory"
- Begin the the online training courses for General Biosafety and the Proper Uses of UV Irradiation.
A passing grade of 80% must be obtained in order to obtain certification for these courses. The final quizzes may be attempted until a grade of 80% is obtained and submitted to the IBC in the Office of Research Services.
The online course that will be used for general biosafety practices has been prepared for a clinical lab setting but the practices and principles that are taught in this course apply to research laboratories performing recombinant DNA research or research with biobazardous organisms at Loyola University Chicago. When viewing this online course, please disregard the one section that is specific for phlebotomists.