Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this document, contact details for the relevant Manager and, on the right, a brief summary of changes between this and the previous version.

Biosafety - Dealings Involving Risk Group Agents Procedure

Status Current
Effective Date 9th September 2016
Review Date 31st October 2020
Approval Authority Vice-Chancellor
Approval Date 25th August 2016
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Responsible Officer Corinne Reid
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research
+613 99195357
Accountable Officer Corinne Reid
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research
+613 99195357
Enquiries Contact Penelope Steer-Cope
Manager, Research Infrastructure and Biosafety
+61 3 9919 4199

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

1/7/19 Title update – Biosafety Manager changed to Manager, Biosafety and Infrastructure.

This Procedure outlines the requirements, responsibilities and general guidelines relating to safe handling, containment, storage, transport and disposal of microorganisms, prions, biological toxins or samples that might reasonably contain hazardous biological agents, or be considered a biosecurity risk.

As a consequence of the approval of the VU Research Model, this Policy will be reviewed and may be changed to reflect the new approach to managing and supporting research and research training at Victoria University from 1 January 2018. This Policy review will be completed by December 2017. It is advisable to check with the Responsible Officer before using the current version of the Policy for 2018 matters.