Select Agent Program
What are the compliance requirements for activities involving select agent and toxins?
Complete information is available via the federal regulations governing select agents and toxins (42 CFR 73 and 7 CFR 331 & 9 CFR 121). Additional information is available via the National Select Agent Registry website. Please note that the investigator and the institution face severe penalties for non-compliance, including civil and criminal charges.
Responsibility, management, and daily oversight of OSU's Select Agent Program vests with the University's Responsibile Official (RO), the Vice President for Research, and the Alternate Responsible Officials (ARO), the Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance, the Biological Safety Officer, and the Assistant Biological Safety Officer.
Select Agents & Toxin List
Risk Assessment Form
Risk Assessment Form for Plants
Protocol Application Approval
Security Risk Assessments
Training for Select Agent
Intra-Institutional Transfer of Select Agents
Shipping and Receiving Select Agents (Inter- Institutional Transfers)
Incident Reporting and Emergency Response
Notification for Theft, Loss or Release
Visitor Agreement Forms
Frequently Asked Questions
Federal Reporting Hotlines
Anonymous reports of biosafety and/or security concerns related to select agents and toxins may be made to:
Health & Human Services Phone: 1-800-447-8477 | Fax: 1-800-377-4950 | TTY: 1-800-377-4950
U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Inspector General Phone: 1-800-424-9121 | Fax: 202-690-2474