BUA Change application

Complete the Change to BUA application to obtain approval for changes to research involving biohazards such as a new agent or new location. Submit BUA applications at least four weeks prior to the IBC meeting. Electronic submissions to ehsbio@uw.edu are preferred. Submit via campus mail to EH&S at Box 357165 or by fax to 206.221.3068.


EH&S offers online and open enrollment classroom courses, most are free, to faculty, staff, and students with a UW NetID. If you do not have a UW NetID, ask your department/unit for sponsorship. Contact us at ehstrain@uw.edu or 206.543.7201 with questions.


Update on Mumps Outbreak on the UW Seattle Campus

Dear Members of the UW Community,

We have encouraging news about the mumps outbreak on the UW Seattle campus: The number of new cases has slowed considerably due in large measure to the diligence of our community members in following preventive measures. Since the first case in early February, we have had 38 mumps cases among people associated with the University, only six of which occurred in April.*


October Is National Biosafety Month

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy has announced the 3rd annual National Biosafety Month in October.

During National Biosafety Month, you are encouraged to focus attention on biosafety policies, practices and procedures. Investigators and laboratory managers should raise biosafety awareness, discuss the importance of safety, and seek input on ways to strengthen biosafety practices and procedures in their labs.


New Autoclave Safety Guidelines, Training, Tools and Resources

The EH&S General Autoclave Safety Focus Sheet contains new content, including general autoclave safety guidelines, autoclaving biohazardous waste guidelines, and step-by-step instructions for autoclave users. Get trained by watching an excellent autoclave training video, read up on potential hazards and monitoring requirements, and then use the provided tools and resources to operate your autoclave safely and compliantly.


Animal Researchers: Meet HoverBoard, UW's eIACUC Solution

The University of Washington Office of Animal Welfare, in partnership with the Office of Research Information Services, is launching the HoverBoard System. HoverBoard is an important initiative to upgrade to a streamlined, integrated environment for submitting and managing animal protocols. HoverBoard comes with a collaborative workflow and simplified management of IACUC processes, as well as facilitated review of biosafety concerns. HoverBoard will provide an end-to-end, web-based solution for investigators to create, subm