We have combined the previous BPAC and biosafety permit processes and are implementing the biosafety program permit.This system has been designed to reduce repetitive administrative work and to better accommodate a PI’s progression in their research.
This biosafety program permit will document a PI's risk assessment based on their program’s scope of work. This risk assessment will be reviewed by the biological safety advisory committee (BSAC) on a monthly basis and ensures compliance as described in the U of M Administrative Oversight Plan which is a component of our HPTA licence with the Public Health Agency of Canada. It is required for the release of Grant and Contract funds for U of M researchers whose project involves work with Risk Group 1-3 biological agents.
Approval Process for Program Permits
Researchers working with biological agents will need to submit a biosafety program permit even if no current funds are associated with the program permit. The committee will review your application to approve your research program’s scope of work.
Once your program permit application has been received, it will be reviewed by the institutional biosafety advisory committee on a monthly basis (see below for deadlines for the monthly meetings). As the questionnaire is extensive, we recommend that you begin filling out your questionnaire in advance of the release of research funds.
The facility certification is part of the program permit and encompasses personnel, rooms, and safety equipment. Use the same questionnaire to update your laboratory personnel, rooms or equipment. These changes will be reviewed and approved by the biosafety program and will result in a signed facility certification that will need to be posted in your approved bio-permitted spaces.
Release of Research Funds
Once your biosafety program permit has been approved, you can amend your program permit to add new funds to be released.
If you have any questions or require assistance, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2020 Deadline Dates Program Permit Submissions (Reviewed by the BSAC committee)
Submissions are due by end of day (4:30pm CST) on the first Thursday of each month except where noted*
2020 Meeting Deadlines and Dates
|Thurs Nov 28/2019*||Thurs Dec 12/2019|
|Thurs Jan 2/2020||Thurs Jan 16/2020|
|Thurs Feb 6/2020||Thurs Feb 20/2020|
|Thurs Mar 5/2020||Thurs Mar 19/2020|
|Thurs Apr 2/2020||Thurs Apr 16/2020|
|Thurs May 7/2020||Thurs May 21/2020|
|Thurs Jun 4/2020||Thurs Jun 18/2020|
|Thurs Jul 2/2020||Thurs Jul 16/2020|
|Thurs Aug 6/2020||Thurs Aug 20/2020|
|Thurs Sept 3/2020||Thurs Sept 17/2020|
|Thurs Oct 1/2020||Thurs Oct 15/2020|
|Thurs Nov 5/2020||Thurs Nov 19/2020|
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