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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.

  1. To complete the Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acids Mandatory Training for Principal Investigators, click here. Please note that this presentation has an audio component.
    (Total Length: 31:57 minutes)
  2. Once you have completed the training, click here to complete the PI-NIH Guidelines Training Test. There are 10 questions in total; make sure to select the best answer in each question. A passing score of 80% is required. The IBC office will notify you of your results.