Project Number: 5020-21220-019-06-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 7, 2017
End Date: Jul 6, 2022
To utilize Institutional Biological Safety Committee of Purdue University to ensure compliance of USDA-ARS scientists with the National Institute of Health Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules (NIH Guidelines) for the safe conduct of research employing recombinant technology, including protecting crops and livestock from pests and disease or improving the quality and safety of agricultural products, and research with biohazardous materials and toxins.
USDA-ARS and Purdue University conduct research that employs recombinant DNA technology, synthetic nucleic acids and other potential biohazards (e.g., infectious agents, oncogenes, zoonotic pathogens, and biological toxins). To avoid conflict, ambiguity, and duplication of efforts regarding biosafety protocols, reviews, and record-keeping, USDA-ARS and the Purdue University desire to operate under a single set of rules/ guidelines that all employees (ARS and Purdue University) will follow at the West Lafayette location.