SFU has a comprehensive biosafety program to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and is governed by the Institutional Biosafety Committee under the Vice President, Research.

SFU faculty and staff members intending to conduct research, teaching and testing involving biohazardous material, under the auspices of SFU and/or using SFU resources, are required to submit a biosafety permit application through the biosafety permit database. An approved biosafety permit must be in place in advance of such work.

Biosafety Manual

The Biosafety Program Manual is a comprehensive review of the SFU Biosafety program providing resources for researchers who use biohazardous materials. The manual also serves as a Exposure Control Plan for Biological Agents.