This virtual course builds on the information covered in the Biosafety 101: Standard Microbiological Practices course, and is intended for research faculty and staff who work with human materials, viral vectors, and other potentially infectious microorganisms. Completion of the “Biosafety 101: Standard Microbiological Practices” online module is required before attending this class. 

Pre-registration is REQUIRED and will be closed three business days before the scheduled course date. 

In order to register for this course, you must:

  • Send an email request to, and put “Biosafety training request” in the email subject line.
  • Attach a copy of the training certificate (VUMC Learning Exchange), or a screenshot of the course transcript (VU Oracle Learn View Transcript page), to verify completion of Biosafety 101: Standard Microbiological Practices.
  • Include your desired course date.  

Please see the training schedule below for upcoming dates.

Training Schedule