The Responsible Official (RO) and Alternate Responsible Official (ARO) are required by federal regulations (42 CFR 73.17) to maintain complete records relating to select agent or toxin activities. All records of select agent use will be achieved by using records with diligent quality assurance and accountability measures taken by the Principal Investigator (PI) and designated agent/s. The PI will be responsible for training and ensuring the proper use of entry formatting to ensure that all entries are legible, complete, signed, dated and that all corrections are made properly.
Accurate records for select agents and toxins must include:
The Office of Biosafety will conduct quarterly inventory audits of all select agent laboratories. All inventory records as well as all transfer documents (APHIS/CDC Form 2) and permits will be maintained by the Office of Biosafety. Select Agent and Toxin Inventory Forms can be downloaded here:
Office of Biosafety, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-0300 firstname.lastname@example.org