Biospecimen Safety & Compliance
Meeting Biospecimen Requirements

Before beginning any laboratory work involving human or primate biospecimens, researchers must be listed as personnel on an active Biological Use Authorization (BUA) and receive the necessary immunizations (free of charge). To determine which courses and immunizations are necessary, researchers should read the Biological Safety Manual, as well as in all laboratories that have a Class II biosafety cabinet (also known as a tissue culture hood).You can also determine who needs a BUA by reviewing the following form