A valid Dalhousie Biosafety Certificate is required for all teaching and research activities which involve the use or manipulation of potentially hazardous biological agents and micro-organisms at the University. All laboratory procedures, including waste treatment and packaging, must comply with the appropriate requirements of the University.

For information on how to apply for a biosafety permit, please contact us.

Biosafety Regulations:

On December 1, 2015, the Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations came into force.

For more information in regards to the Biosafety Program please log in to MyDal.

External Resources

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PHAC Human Pathogens and Toxins Act
Human Pathogens and Toxins Regulations
Canadian Biosafety Standard
Canadian Biosafety Handbook
Pathogen Safety Data Sheets and Risk Assessment
Canadian Biosafety Guidelines
ePathogen - Risk Group Database
CDC Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories [PDF - 3.9 MB]
WHO Laboratory Biosafety Manual [PDF - 1.3 MB]
NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules [PDF - 1.24 MB]