Biological safety officers

Within the faculty buildings, work activities involving genetically modified organisms are monitored by the Biological Safety Officers (BSOs).

What is a BSO?

Work activities involving genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are subject to the GMO Regulations. The GMO Regulations also stipulate the compulsory appointment of a biological safety officer (BSO). This officer is responsible for coordination, motivation and signalling with respect to biological safety.

The BSO provides support to researchers and research personnel in the form of instruction, information and advice on conducting experiments, assessment of licence applications, inspection of classified laboratories and deployment in case of incidents or calamities.

In addition, the BSO is also the point of contact for employees, guests, students and organisations outside the faculty (such as the GMO Bureau or external inspectors).

The BSOs of the Faculty of Science are listed on the website of the HSE Department .

Where can I find more information?

The website of the Biological Safety Officers Association Platform contains a great deal of information on biological safety in relation to legislation, training programmes, disinfection and transport.

Last Modified: 17-02-2015