Annual Biosafety Refresher Training

2020 Annual Biosafety Refresher Training - accessible for completion through 3/31/2021.

This annual biosafety refresher training is intended for those who work with biomaterials at BSL-1 or BSL-2 containment levels. 

2020 annual biosafety training will be assigned to those who completed either Biosafety 101: Standard Microbiological Practices or the 2019 Annual Biosafety Refresher Training. If you did not get assigned, it will also be available for self-assignment in the VUMC Learning Exchange. If you need this training on the VU side, email the SkyVU team to request the assignment in VU Oracle Learn

NOTE: This is all new training and does not duplicate material already covered in other courses. 

If you have specific questions regarding this training and who needs to take it, please email the Biosafety Team at: biosafety@vumc.org.

Who should a person contact if they encounter technical difficulties while trying to complete the training? 

How should you maintain copies of training documentation?

  • All lab personnel: Please give your PI or lab manager a copy of your completion certificate or transcript from the VUMC or VU learning management system. OCRS Biosafety will not be able to efficiently generate these records for you because these learning management systems are not under the purview of OCRS.
  • Principal Investigators & Lab Mangers:  Please log training completion of your personnel in a manner that works best for you. The OCRS Biosafety Team will spot check training records during future lab inspections to verify training compliance for IBC reports.

 

 

1.  Who needs to complete the 2019 Biosafety Refresher?   

  • All personnel who:
    1. joined the lab before July 1st, 2019, and 
    2. handle biological materials (microbiological agents, cells, viable tissue or body fluid specimens from animals or humans, as well as materials containing RDNA molecules)
  • All IBC-registered Principal Investigators are expected to complete the refresher this year regardless of whether they work at the bench or not.

2.  When will the Biosafety Refresher be made available? 

  • Monday, December 16th, 2019 through Friday, January 31st, 2020

3.  How can the Biosafety Refresher be accessed? 

  • NOTE: No groups, faculty, staff or students have been pre-enrolled for this course. To access and complete the training, you will first self-enroll in your learning system.
  • This course is available in both the VUMC Learning Exchange and VU Oracle Learning systems. You can find it by performing a keyword search using "biosafety refresher."
    • In the VUMC Learning Exchange the full title is: 2019 Annual Biosafety Refresher
    • In the VU Oracle system the full title is: Biosafety Annual Refresher Standard Microbiological Practices

4.  What is the deadline for completing the 2019 Biosafety Refresher? 

  • Friday, January 31st , 2020.  
    Please note that completion of this refresher training will not “count” as a refresher for 2020. The 2020 Biosafety Refresher will launch in late 2020 with revised content focused on emerging biosafety issues and common inspection deficiencies.

5.  Who should a person contact if they encounter technical difficulties while trying to complete the training? 

6.  How should you maintain copies of training documentation?

  • All lab personnel: Please give your PI or lab manager a copy of your completion certificate or transcript from the VUMC or VU learning management system. OCRS Biosafety will not be able to efficiently generate these records for you because these learning management systems are not under the purview of OCRS.
  • Principal Investigators & Lab Mangers:  Please log training completion of your personnel in a manner that works best for you. The OCRS Biosafety Team will spot check training records during future lab inspections to verify training compliance for IBC reports.