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The NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules have been the focus of increased scrutiny by the Office of Science Policy (OSP) at NIH. As part of this, many research institutions across the nation were inspected, including our own.

The IBCs recognize that many investigators have been working with recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids for years, however there are significant changes that are important to know. Therefore, to ensure that everyone working with these procedures and systems at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center are aware of the regulations, the IBCs require that all Principal Investigators of an IBC Registration complete this one-time training. This is required whether or not the PI currently works with recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids.

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

Click here to access the training and built-in checkpoint questions. You must complete the entire module to ensure that all questions have been answered.