Undertaking Work With Genetically Modified (GM) Material Within a Physical Containment Level 2 (PC2) Laboratory
This course is mandatory for USQ Research Workers who are required to undertake work with GM materials and/or access or use OGTR physical containment level 2 (PC2) certified facilities at the University of Southern Queensland (with or without use of GM materials).
|Date:||16 July 2019|
|Time:||10:30 AM - 11:30 AM|
|Venue:||Toowoomba - S211|
|Contact:||For more information, please contact Kerry Hancock.|
|Booking:||Please register via HR UConnect.|
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This is a requirement of the Office of Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR).
Mandatory training for all academic and professional employees and research students required to undertake work with GMOs
• Define what is gene technology and a genetically modified organism (GMO)
• Identify the regulatory body that governs GMOs and the university’s role within the legislative requirements
• Identify GMO dealings that you are likely to undertake before commencing any activity.
• Understand the legal and institutional approval, monitoring, training, and reporting processes to undertake work with GMOs and when these must be effected.
• Identify and advise on the management of risk associated with the dealing of genetically modified material or organism to the institution.
• Recognise penalties for unauthorised dealings with GMOs.
• Distinguish different levels of physical containment and how these are classified by the OGTR.
• Identify the OGTR certification notices on physical containment laboratories and authorised persons.
• Be familiar with additional laboratory and work procedures required for access to a physical containment laboratory.
• Acknowledge responsibility for undertaking activities within a physical containment laboratory with appropriate supervision by authorised persons.