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What can I do to streamline the approval process?


  • When in doubt, ask your Biological Safety Officer (BSO) for guidance at safetyinfo@mcw.edu.
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  • Allow enough lead-time for the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and BSO review of your application, including time for you to reply to any questions they may have. You are encouraged to email a copy of your draft application to the BSO for pre-submittal review, or to call and consult with the BSO on biosafety issues.
     
  • Be sure your application is complete at submission by including:
    • A brief but clear description of your research goal(s) and how your work will achieve it (them);
    • A list of all potentially biohazardous organisms or materials to be used in a laboratory;
    • Adequate description of the risks as you understand them (e.g., potential harm to study-staff health or to the environment);
    • Adequate description of safety and containment procedures; and
    • Completed training and experience descriptions of all project personnel.

Contact Environmental Health and Safety

Phone: 414-955-8060

Fax: 414-955-6657

Email: safetyinfo@mcw.edu

Location: M0820
Medical Education Building
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI  53226-0509

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