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This is a REFRESHER course that is required every three years. If this is your first time completing the Biosafety in Research Labs Training, you must attend an Instructor-Led (in-class) session to receive credit. This training is offered regularly on all 3 campuses and no test is required. For information, please click here.

This refresher training focuses on Biosafety principles and practices for Biosafety Level 1 and Biosafety Level 2 laboratories. Topics include risk assessments, hazards of agents, exposure routes, PPE, engineering controls, decontamination, spill response, exposure response, training requirements, and lab responsibilities. This training is MANDATORY for anyone listed on an active IBC approved Biohazardous Material Registration.

Note: the format of the refresher training has changed. The online refresher training has been revised and is now separated into three modules: the NIH Guidelines Awareness Module, the Biosafety Level 1 Module, and the Biosafety Level 2 Module.  Each person will take the NIH Guidelines Awareness Module and one of the other two modules, depending on the Biosafety Level indicated on their approved IBC Registration. The assessment feature has also changed, so the separate quiz has been removed. Instead, each module has built-in questions throughout the presentation. You must complete the entire module to ensure that all questions have been answered.

  • NIH Guidelines Awareness Module: This is required for all laboratory personnel. Click here to view the module. It should take about 15 minutes to complete the module.
  • Biosafety Level 1 Module: This is required for laboratory personnel approved to work only at BSL1. Click here to view the module. It should take about 45 minutes to complete the module.
  • Biosafety Level 2 Module: This is required for laboratory personnel approved to work at BSL2. Click here to view the module. It should take about 60 minutes to complete the module.

It is recommended that you complete these modules using a PC with Microsoft Office PowerPoint. The links listed here will take you to PowerPoint Show files in a Tufts Box folder. You will need to click the Download button in order to download the file and run the training module.

If you are not sure whether you should take the BSL1 or BSL2 Module, contact the IBC Office.