Biosafety Office

The use of virus as vectors for genetic material delivery into cells has become very common among the molecular biology community. As such, it is important for users to understand the origins of these tools and potential safety implications of their use.

Each module has practice exercises, so you can review important topics.

Module 1 - Viral Vectors - Risk Assessment
Take this module first, then go to the ones that apply to your research.

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After reviewing the training modules, personnel involved in viral vectors' projects must complete the assurance form below and forward it to the Biosafety Office.


UC Employees        CCHMC Employees


This training modules can be viewed from your iPad. To get your free app, click HERE.

Contact us


Biosafety Office 

University Hall                                                 51 Goodman Drive, suite 300                   Cincinnati, Ohio 45221  


513-558-6182 & 513-558-0332


Marcia Espinola, DVM, MS, CBSP
Director, Biological Safety Office
Biological Safety Officer

Tabitha Dowdy
Compliance Coordinator 

Gary E. Dean, PhD
IBC Chairman