IBC Training

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) should be contacted for training requirements and further instruction.

General and specialized training is required before working in Rice University laboratories. Substitution of training from other organizations or institutes is not accepted as formal training since operational guidelines, emergency procedures, and waste management protocols are unique to Rice.

All training courses are required ANNUALLY.

Initial trainings are in person and may be scheduled by contacting cmize@rice.edu. Annual refresher courses are available online. For more information visit https://rice.bioraft.com/raft/training/courses

Step 1: Required EHS Training

  • General Laboratory Safety Training: Covers topics in general laboratory safety including personal protective equipment, the proper use of chemical fume hoods, hazardous chemical usage and segregation, hazard communication, proper waste segregation and disposal, proper gas cylinder use, spill response, and emergency response.
  • Biosafety and Bloodborne Pathogens Training: Covers a broad range of biological safety concerns and familiarize research staff with the safety resources Rice University has to offer. This course covers the NIH/CDC classification of biological organisms and safety requirements for working with biohazards and recombinant DNA in research laboratories in addition to emergency procedures, waste management and spill response. It is designed to be compliant with the OSHA requirement for bloodborne pathogens annual in person training.

Step 2: CITI Program Training: only required if animal research is included

Animal Biosafety: Complete the required Animal Biosafety module and associated quizzes. You may self-enroll for the online training through CITI. Review of the required materials and completion of the quizzes will take about 30-35 minutes per module. You do not have to complete the course all in one session. A cumulative score of 80% is required to pass.

Have Questions?

For questions regarding IBC training, please contact the IBC Compliance Administrator in the Office of Research Integrity.