Biosafety and Biosecurity

The policy of Faculty of Tropical Medicine on biosafety is designed to ensure all works involving the use of biological materials is subject to the control standards and follows safe work practices to protect laboratory personnel, the environment and the community at large from exposure to biological hazards.

The Research Integrity and Compliance Committee (FTM-RIC) oversees biosafety and biosecurity through faculty Institutional Biosafety Committee (FTM-IBC) to ensure that all activities involving biological materials must comply with the applicable laws, national regulations and Mahidol University policies, other regulatory requirements and guidelines.

Biosafety and biosecurity are the collective responsibility of all FTM researchers.

Requirements

All research and teaching involving biohazardous materials must be conducted in conditions appropriate to the designated biosafety level (BSL) to protect the researchers as well as the greater community.

All personnel who intend to use the biohazardous materials at or above risk group 2/ Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) for research, teaching or related purposes on or off the FTM campus, must get the approval of the Institution Biosafety Committee (IBC) before beginning work.