Recombinant and Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules Mandatory Training for Principal Investigators
Within the last couple of years, the NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules have been the focus of increased scrutiny by the Office of Biotechnology Activities (OBA) at NIH. As part of this, many research institutions across the nation were inspected, including our own.
We recognize that many of you have been working with recombinant or synthetic nucleic acids for years; however, there are significant changes that are important to be aware of. Therefore, to ensure that everyone working with these procedures and systems at Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center are aware of the regulations, we are requiring that all principal investigators complete a brief training video and a 10 question test.
To complete the recombinant and synthetic nucleic acids mandatory training for principal investigators, click here. Please note, this presentation also has an audio component.
Once you have finished watching the training video, complete the NIH guidelines training test. Please then print and send the completed test to:
Environmental Health and Safety Office
Posner 105, 200 Harrison Avenue
Once the Environmental Health and Safety Office receives the test, it will be scored and you will be provided a certification of completion.