Stanford University

Biosafety Manual

Last updated: July 13, 2023

Printed and spiral bound copies of the manual are available for pickup upon request, please call (650) 723-0448 for more information.

This revision of the Biosafety Manual was prepared under the auspices of the Administrative Panel on Biosafety (APB) by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) after careful review of pertinent federal and state government regulatory documents, along with reference guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. This manual will:

  • Address the most commonly asked questions from faculty, staff and students on general Biosafety, pathogens, and recombinant DNA (rDNA) or synthetic nucleic acid (sNA) issues;
  • Provide information about training, safe work practices, safety equipment and personal protective equipment; and,
  • Provide guidance for investigators who need to submit an application for review by the Administrative Panel on Biosafety.

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