Who’s required to complete biological safety training?
All researchers that will work with microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses), human cell lines, transgenic animals, preserved and unpreserved animal and human specimens, human cadavers, nanotechnology using biological materials, or human gene transfer studies are required to complete biological safety training at UWM.
Biosafety Training and NIH Guidelines Training are now a Canvas Course
Biosafety Training is offered as a Canvas Continuing Education Course. You may self-enroll, using your UWM ID and password.
To enroll follow these instructions:
- Go to the Biosafety Training Course Link.
- Click on “Enroll”.
- Use your UWM 1Login ID and password to access the course.
- After you’ve completed the course, you will have an automated certificate generated through Canvas for your records. The completion date will also be entered into IManager for biosafety protocol records.
Face-to-face or customized training session for your group
Face-to-face sessions are not currently being offered. We hope to begin offering them again early in 2022.
Only need Recombinant DNA or synthetic nucleic acids training?
If you have previously completed biosafety training, but need rDNA training, please review the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (April 2019) and complete your NIH Guidelines training through CITI Program.
All personnel working with vertebrate animals and biohazards must complete the online course through CITI program in addition to biosafety training.
Shipping and Transport of Regulated Biological Materials
If you plan on shipping live organisms, we have online CITI Program training available for you to ensure you comply with all federal and international shipping and transport regulations.
Laboratory Safety/ Chemical Hygiene
All researchers in all labs at UWM must take this training, offered through EHS & Risk Management. Interested parties can sign up by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit the Radiation Safety Training Page for more information.
Respiratory Protection Program
Visit the Respiratory Protection Page for more information.