This page provides relevant information for all users of biohazardous materials. Researchers and instructors wishing to use biohazardous materials must first obtain a Biohazard Certificate from the university's Biosafety Committee.
Applications for a Biohazard Certificate are made using the ROMEO @ MTA system.
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Step-by-step guide to the biohazard certificate application and review process:
1. Complete the application for a Biohazard Certificate.
2. Attach the necessary forms (training form for each person, specific form for each type of material, see list below).
3. Biosafety Officer completes an initial review, including inspection of proposed location(s).
4. Any deficiencies or concerns must be addressed before the Biosafety Committee reviews the application.
5. Committee meets and reviews the application.
6. Certificate is issued to the applicant, a copy of which must be displayed in the location(s). Valid for one year only.
7. If applicable, Financial Services will be notified, so that research funds may be released.
8. Researchers will be notified in advance of certification expiry.
9. Researchers are responsible for timely submission of re-application for the following year.
Forms related to the application for biohazard certificate:
Biosafety Training Form (attach one for each person involved in the project)
Micro-organisms Attachment Form
Cell Cultures Attachment Form
Biological Toxins Attachment Form
Human Source Materials Attachment Form
Relevant Materials and Resources:
Mount Allison University Policy on Biohazards and Biosafety
Mount Allison University Biosafety Handbook
PHAC On-line training materials
PHAC Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines
Other PHAC Resources