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Centre for Gene Research Institutional Biological Safety Committee
To advise the University and its staff on all matters relating to biological safety in the institution

 

Terms of Reference

  • To advise the University and its staff on all matters relating to biological safety in the institution.
  • To undertake assessment of low risk experiments on all campuses of the University involving genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) as under delegated authority from the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA).
  • To act as the channel for all communications between the University and ERMA.
  • To ensure that the University complies with the HSNO Act and Biosecurity Act with respect to its handling of GMOs and uncleared biological products.
  • To report to the University Council through the Ethics and Statutory Regulation Compliance Committee.

 

Composition

  • The Vice-Chancellor's nominee (Convenor)
  • The University's Biological Safety Officer
  • The University's Safety Officer
  • The Director of Animal Welfare
  • The Academic Director of Research
  • Three members from participating Departments
  • One member from the Christchurch School of Medicine
  • One member from the Malaghan Institute
  • One member from AgResearch
  • One lay member appointed by the University Council
  • One member nominated by the Ngai Tahu Tribal Council
  • (With power to co-opt)
 
 
 

 

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Last Updated: November 2001