Biological Safety Office

The Biological Safety Office addresses employee safety, training, policies and other concerns regarding occupational exposure to biological agents and materials. The EVMS Biosafety Manual is the primary source of information on biosafety at the school.

Institutional Biosafety Committee

Investigators proposing to use biological materials require authorization from the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). IBC Registrations are submitted using the BioRAFT Management System (

The Biological Safety Officer (BSO) is available to help Principal Investigators register their laboratories, as well as help with any other aspect of the system (such as forms, equipment registration, etc.). Additional information about the IBC and its procedures are published by the Office of Research on the IBC page.

Biological Training

  • Trainings required of research laboratory personnel are contained in the BioRAFT System.
  • For clinical and temporary laboratory personnel, there are several courses available on Blackboard.
  • For classroom training sessions, contact Bruce Finlay, BSO.