Education & Training


Mandatory Biosafety Training

  • CITI Biosafety/Biosecurity Modules

    • At the moment, the CITI program requirement only applies to all personnel listed on new IBC application submissions and when adding project personnel onto an existing IBC-approved registration by amendment.
    • Once researchers complete the revised education requirements, CITI training will be valid indefinitely. As research goals change, however, additional modules may need to be taken.
  • All MUSC employees (whether or not conducting research) are required to take annual biosafety-related training modules in MyQuest, which include

    • OSHA Review: which includes topics of hazardous materials and bloodborne pathogens
  • It is the Principal Investigator’s responsibility to train personnel on IBC-approved biosafety procedures, prior to working in the lab.

    • Principal Investigators must have a biosafety protocol (a.k.a. Standard Operating Procedures or SOPs) to ensure compliance with safety guidelines outlined by the Center for Disease Control publication "Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, 5th Edition"
    • Safety protocols are reviewed during review of Institutional Biosafety Committee applications and as part of lab inspections.
    • Principal Investigators must train the personnel on the biosafety procedures as approved by the IBC, prior to starting the work.
    • Each person listed on the IBC registration must sign the associated biosafety protocols indicating that they have read, understand, and agree to follow the specified biosafety procedures.
  • The Biosafety Officer may provide additional hands-on training for lab personnel as requested by the IBC.

Optional Educational Materials

Miscellaneous Education Material