Biosafety Committee

The University has an obligation to its community, funding agencies and the public at large to conduct its
teaching and research activities in a responsible and accountable manner. To that end, the Nipissing
University Biosafety Committee (the Committee) is mandated by the office of the Provost and Vice
President, Academic and Research to provide policy direction and make recommendations to the
Provost and Vice President, Academic and Research for all matters pertaining to the use of biohazardous
materials in research and in teaching.

The Committee monitors the use of biohazardous material in teaching and research by performing the
following duties:

  • Develop and maintain University policies for handling biohazardous materials in compliance with internal and external standards including: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), National Institute of Health (NIH), Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations (OHSA), and Nipissing University’s policies;
  • To ensure that all users, are fully aware of the guidelines and of the nature of containment required for research/teaching;
  • Review and approve applications for use of biohazardous materials;
  • Advise the Provost and Vice President, Academic and Research on matters relating to biohazards.

Biosafety Committee Terms of Reference

Plan for Administrative Oversight

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Plan for Administrative Oversight