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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 

Learning Outcomes
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.