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 firstname.lastname@example.org are preferred. Submit via campus mail to EH&S at Box 357165 or by fax to 206.221.3068.
Complete the Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application for new and renewal projects to obtain approval for research involving biohazards. Submit BUA applications at least four weeks prior to the IBC meeting. Electronic submissions to email@example.com are preferred. Submit via campus mail to EH&S at Box 357165 or by fax to 206.221.3068.
This flow chart illustrates the Biological Use Authorization (BUA) approval process for projects with biohazards.
Health and safety training
Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides health and safety training courses that meet regulatory and policy requirements and support a culture of safety for the University of Washington. We offer online, classroom, and blended courses, and provide guides to help personnel find classes appropriate for their work.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Science Policy has announced the 3rd annual National Biosafety Month in October 2016.
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.
The theme of this 2016's National Biosafety Month is: Evaluation, Collaboration, and Commitment.