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The matrix below provides a comprehensive list of training provided by Research Compliance and Biosafety.

Quick Training Links

 

Institutional Biosafety-Required Training

CourseWho needs it?FrequencyFormatRegistrationFor more information
Biosafety Level 2 training
(BL2)
All persons who enter BL2 laboratories
Every three years Lecture for first time; Refresher courses are available online in CITI.

Register online
(for initial training only)

BL2 training page

biosafety@tamu.edu

Biological Safety Cabinets All persons who work with BSCs One-time Online TrainTraq 2111531 : Effective Use of Class II Biological Safety Cabinets - Biosafety
Biosafety Level 3 training
(BL3)
All persons who enter BL3 laboratories Annual Lecture Scheduled as needed.
biosafety@tamu.edu
NIH Guidelines Principal Investigators who perform recombinant studies
Every three years Online in CITI
Online course

NIH training page

biosafety@tamu.edu


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee-Required Training

CourseWho needs it?FrequencyFormatFor more information
Working with the IACUC
All personnel listed on an Animal Use Protocol Triennial Online; Training Instructions animalcompliance@tamu.edu


Biosafety Occupational Health Program Training

CourseWho needs it?FrequencyFormatRegistrationFor more information
Bloodborne Pathogen All persons who may be exposed to materials potentially containing human pathogens. Annual Lecture first year, refresher online

Register online

 

BBP training page

biosafety-occ-health@tamu.edu

BBP Training in CITI


Institutional Review Board-Required Training

CourseWho needs it?FrequencyFormatSpecific instructionsFor more information
Human Subjects Research
All personnel involved in human subjects research.
Every three years.
Online - CITI training module Training page irb@tamu.edu


Export Controls

CourseWho needs it?FrequencyFormatFor more information
Export Controls and Embargo University employees with managerial or supervisory authority over Foreign Persons or projects involving Controlled Information or Controlled Physical Items At least every two years Online - Export Controls & Embargo Training - Basic Course (2111212) is available through TrainTraq. Employees can access this TrainTraq course via Single Sign On at https://sso.tamus.edu/. exportcontrols@tamu.edu


Good Laboratory Practices

CourseWho needs it?FrequencyFormatFor more information
Good Laboratory Practices All GLP study personnel Every two years Lecture GLP site


Responsible Conduct of Research

CourseWho needs it?FrequencyFormatFor more information
Responsible Conduct of Research Student and postdoctoral researchers working on an NSF-sponsored project. CITI The RCR page includes instructions for completing this training.


Additional Training Available by Area

Other biosafety resources/training available on TrainTraq (search by title to access the course):

Agent summary training information is now available through The Texas A&M University System TrainTraq online system. These courses are offered as part of the University’s Biosafety Occupational Health Program and are intended to provide education about a specific biohazard. This information includes how an individual may be occupationally exposed, the types of exposures that place their health at risk, the nature and significance of such risks, as well as the appropriate first aid and follow up for potential exposures. This agent summary course includes information from the Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL) 5th edition from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and NIH, as well as the Pathogen Safety Data Sheets for Infectious Substances produced by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Once a course is completed, a certificate is generated as training documentation. More courses will be added regularly. If there is a specific agent you need that is not yet listed, please contact our outreach coordinator to request the material be added.

  • 2111375 : Agent Summary - Candida albicans – Biosafety
  • 2111376 : Agent Summary - Clostridium botulinum – Biosafety
  • 2111377 : Agent Summary - Clostridium difficile - Biosafety
  • 2111378 : Agent Summary - Clostridium perfringens - Biosafety
  • 2111379 : Agent Summary - Clostridium spp. - Biosafety
  • 2111380 : Agent Summary - Coccidioides immitis - Biosafety
  • 2111381 : Agent Summary - Cryptosporidium parvum – Biosafety
  • 2111382 : Agent Summary - Echinococcus granulosus – Biosafety
  • 2111383 : Agent Summary - Echinococcus multilocularis – Biosafety
  • 2111384 : Agent Summary - Entamoeba histolytica – Biosafety
  • 2111303 : Agent Summary - Actinomyces - Biosafety
  • 2111304 : Agent Summary - Bordetella pertussis – Biosafety
  • 2111305 : Agent Summary - Borrelia burgdorferi - Biosafety
  • 2111306 : Agent Summary - Campylobacter - Biosafety
  • 2111307 : Agent Summary - Chlamydia psittaci - Biosafety
  • 2111308 : Agent Summary - Chlamydia trachomatis - Biosafety
  • 2111309 : Agent Summary - Corynebacterium diphtheriae – Biosafety
  • 2111310 : Agent Summary - Cryptococcus neoformans - Biosafety
  • 2111311 : Agent Summary - Escherichia coli enteroinvasive - Biosafety
  • 2111312 : Agent Summary - Escherichia coli enteropathogenic - Biosafety
  • 2111313 : Agent Summary - Escherichia coli enterotoxigenic - Biosafety
  • 2111314 : Agent Summary - Hepatitis A virus - Biosafety
  • 2111315 : Agent Summary - Hepatitis B virus - Biosafety
  • 2111316 : Agent Summary - Hepatitis C virus – Biosafety
  • 2111301 : Agent Summary - Rabies Virus – Biosafety
  • 2111298 : Agent Summary - Tuberculosis – Biosafety
  • 2111297 : Agent Summary - Coxiella – Biosafety
  • 2111296 : Agent Summary - Brucella - Biosafety


The following courses are intended to provide education about handling laboratory animals at specific biosafety levels. The videos were created by the American Biological Safety Association. There are a few Texas A&M procedures that differ from the video, and those techniques will be covered in hands-on training.
Once a TrainTraq course is completed, a certificate is generated as training documentation.

  • 2111405 : Handling Laboratory Animals at Biosafety Level 1 - ABSL1 - Biosafety
  • 2111386 : Handling Laboratory Animals at Biosafety Level 2 - ABSL2 - Biosafety
  • 2111406 : Handling Laboratory Animals at Biosafety Level 3 - ABSL3 - Biosafety


Please contact our outreach coordinator if there are other online training resources you would like to see in TrainTraq.