Select Agents, Hazardous Materials, and Material Transfers

Select Agents and Hazardous Materials

Some biological agents and toxins are capable of causing substantial harm to human, animal, or plant health and are high-risk agents for illegitimate use. Federal Agencies (USDA and CDC/HHS) maintain a list of such agents and toxins that must be managed and regulated appropriately.

Researchers considering work with any of these materials must first contact the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research to initiate the approval process, which will include security and containments assessments, permits, personnel security.

NIAID publishes a partial list of impacted agents, including the categorization of these agents.

Hazardous Materials Technician

Robin Harding

308-627-5355

hardingr@unk.edu

Material Transfer Agreements

Are contractual documents used for the acquisition of various research materials, including select agents.  The MTA defines the rights of the provider and the recipient with respect to the materials and any derivatives.

Researchers needing to acquire materials from another institution for their research must first contact the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research to review and approve the agreement.