The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) encourages the reporting of concerns related to biosafety. This policy provides the mechanisms to report concerns regarding biosafety.
This policy applies to all UW-Madison personnel and students.
Any individual who has concerns related to the research use of recombinant DNA, microbial pathogens, biological toxins or any other material requiring a biosafety protocol is encouraged to express those concerns. UW-Madison will not tolerate any reprisal against an individual who has, in good faith, come forward with concerns or allegations of wrongdoing involving the use of such material.
This policy provides three separate avenues for individuals to express concerns relating to biosafety:
Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Policy on Reporting of Potential Exposures and Releases of Recombinant DNA Material to the NIH OBA (IBC-POL-005): UW- Madison, Office of Biological Safety - Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) Handbook; found on the OBS website.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health (NIH) - NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules, current version and/or any subsequent revisions.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL), current version and/or any subsequent revisions.