The University's Biological Hazards and Genetic Modification Safety Sub-Group (BHGMSSG) keep under review arrangements for the possession and use of
genetically modified organisms and hazardous biological agents or materials and
ensure that arrangements incorporate all appropriate statutory requirements. This includes:
- Examination of risk assessments and other relevant
documentation for all projects involving genetic
modification (GM) work the use of biological agents any
proposed use of specified animal pathogens the use of
plants, plant products and plant pests requiring a
licence or other permission the use of pathogens and
toxins subject to Schedule 5 of the Anti-terrorism,
Crime and Security Act 2001.
- Monitoring and reporting, as
appropriate, to Health & Safety Group on compliance with
statutory and University requirements.
- Provision of reports, advising and making recommendations to and on
behalf of the Health & Safety Group on any matter
involving biosafety for the possession, use and
control/containment of GMOs and other hazardous
All paperwork for the sub-group is accessible for members only, with the exception of the minutes. For non-members, access to the minutes for BHGMSSG can be requested by emailing email@example.com, and given with the permission of the USBA and/or Chair.