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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.

*Note: All new staff and students are required to read the Biosafety Manual [PDF - 1.92 MB] prior to beginning any work using biological agents.

*NEW  Biosafety Regulations:

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

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
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 - 1.9 MB]