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Biosafety Training for Laboratory Personnel

The Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) and the U-M Department of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) require that all laboratory personnel complete the applicable biosafety training courses.  It is the Principal Investigator’s responsibility to ensure that laboratory personnel complete the required training. 

Biosafety training at U-M is offered by EHS. The training focuses on the proper procedures to handle biohazardous materials in the laboratory, including appropriate use of equipment and safety measures

Required Training

All laboratory personnel must complete the online General Laboratory Safety Training course (#BLS025w). Free. Register and complete in My LINC.

Research-specific Training

  • (Highly recommended) If you will work with viral vectors, complete the "Working Safely with Viral Vectors" (course #BLS008). This instructor-led course is offered every other month by the Vector Core and EHS. Free. Pre-registration required through My LINC. Select the course option for the date you wish to attend.
  • (Required) If you will be working with human cells, tissues, or fluids, complete a Biosafety and Bloodborne Pathogen Training course on an annual basis. There are two course options:

References and Resources

U-M Tools & Resources

  • MyLINC U-M's online Learning and Information Center.



For more information about training required for your IBC registration, call 734-615-3960 or e-mail

For more information about the courses offered by EHS, call 734-647-1143.