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Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules Mandatory Training for Principal Investigators

Within the last couple of years, the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules have been the focus of increased scrutiny by the Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA) at NIH. As part of this, many research institutions across the nation were inspected, including our own.

We recognize that many of you 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, we are requiring that all Principal Investigators with an active IBC approved Biological Materials Registration complete a brief training video and a test.