Ethics & Compliance: Biohazards

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All research conducted by a member of the faculty or staff of Texas A&M AgriLife involving any of the agents/materials listed below must be approved by the Institutional Biosafety Committee prior to initiation.

  • Pathogens and potential pathogens of humans, animals, or plants;
  • Materials potentially containing human pathogens (including human blood, tissue, and cell lines; non-human primate blood, tissue, and cell lines);
  • Recombinant DNA (and RNA), including creation or use of transgenic plants and animals;
  • Select agents and toxins (see including strains and amounts exempted from the select agent regulations;
  • Any material requiring a CDC import license or a USDA permit.

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